Brian Braudis’ 1-Minute Morning Memo: March 8, 2021 – Anger is Good for Business

Anger and Exploited Emotions have become a thing. 

If you follow ‘main street America’ closely, you may be setting yourself up to believe that we are in chaos. It’s the end, and they’re taking your America away! You have no options. It’s time for drastic action.

Notice who’s at risk of over-the-top anger, how they are exploited and by whom.

Exploiting emotions that lead to angry outbursts have become a hot topic. In the 90s alone, some 25,000 social science studies were published. Researchers found that emotional exploitation is good for sales, ratings and yes, elections. 

Anger may be good for business, somebodies, but certainly not yours.

The disparity is not just in income. It’s the goal.

All sides know that anger is good for business. Watching anger on TV is entertaining. Getting involved with it and hearing your indignations given voice through a bombastic talking head is irresistible. Corrosive emotions grow and colonize within through more negativity, feed the wolf.

TV networks, media outlets and deceitful people are using the new scholarship on anger cleverly. They tap into your easily accessible anger reservoirs—the low hanging fruit of your moral indignation. The real goal is having you tune in and feel more disparity. 

Staying tuned in is irresistible. You can’t look away. You’re angry all the time. No reconciliation. No catharsis. No plateau. No compromise. Just tune in for more, and there’s always more………………..

Notice how the addiction builds. You get riled up, in a frenzy, and you have to act. 

The real perpetrator is sitting back relaxed in luxury, pushing your buttons… 

The science behind anger

Unscrupulous corporations have researched the science behind anger and developed a for-profit social science formula. They get rich off of your emotions. They use the formula in debt collection programs to manipulate you into paying. Debt collectors are trained to fake anger and get people aroused. Then deliver catharsis, a sense of relief. These techniques were developed and tested to make you more apt to pay up. All the more reason to become aware, expand your mind, grow knowledge!

More evidence. It’s well-known that executives from other networks publicly rebuked Bill O’Reilly for making resentment the main event of his show, but they quickly imitated it.

This is serious. For the individual, angst, feeling like a victim, and weakness are all contributors to a purposeless existence—the place of vulnerability. 

Unscrupulous politicians take advantage of your anger and vulnerability, and exploited emotions it’s like giving more candy to a baby.  

The Way Out 

I encourage you to expand your mind. The alternative is you are played like a bad piano.

Elevate the priority of your awareness and development. Write your own script. Nothing is more essential to a positive and productive existence.

I am asking a lot. I know that distractions are everywhere. But facing challenges head-on and finding solutions is what gives meaning to life. Challenges are the excitement of life. They bring latent talent to the surface and bring forth your courage. Working to improve gives us wisdom.

Just as in school, where problems are intentionally used as fuel for learning and developing, the toil of confronting and resolving problems—it is by expanding our knowledge that we fulfill the profoundly human need to learn and grow.

The most important knowledge is that which guides the way you lead your lifeLeo Tolstoy