“ When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity. ”
— Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)
I saw this somewhere and immediately thought: PR.
PR pros need to know how to appeal to people’s emotions and senses and satisfy their sensibilities. They need to understand how people feel and respond and think in order to do their job properly… and relate to the public.
It’s true that most people normally live by their emotions, making decisions or responding based on what feels good or right to their mind and soul or is beneficial to them.
They are like a boat on an unruly sea: one minute their calm and sunny, another moment they are in a messy, emotional storm, and yet another, where they are bobbing up and down with uncertainty and apprehension.
This is so unreliable. And they can never be sure how they’re going to feel or be next. They have no stability– nothing to be absolutely sure of. They almost have to wait to be told how to feel by events or individuals in their environment.
And if what their emotions don’t line up with the moment they have to hide them, which just causes more emotional confusion.
This is especially true for those that are without Jesus– living according to their prejudices, senses and feelings is all they have and know. They are not living with the very Spirit of God Almighty within them, and therefore are still unrenewed in their thinking.
Those of us living with the Spirit of Yahweh, the King of Kings, inside of us need not focus on nor be ruled by things of this earth, whether circumstances or emotional turmoil. We get to abide by and dwell in the peace and joy and eternal grace of our Heavenly Father. For when we accepted Jesus, we consciously cast off our old fleshly nature of this earth and put on a new spirit man which is continuously being renewed when we are with Jesus, receiving from Him.
This is explained by Paul to the Churches in Ephesus and and Corinth:
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
– Ephesians 4:22-24
2 Corinthians 4:11, 14 & 16b-17, which says:
“For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that His life may be revealed in our mortal body… we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus… inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”
Give me a quote and I’ll start to preach 😉 Ooops.
What do you think about this quote?