See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Affectation



Phonies... it's epidemic these days.

af·fec·ta·tion/ˌafekˈtāSHən/Noun

1. Behavior, speech, or writing that is artificial and designed to impress.

2. A studied display of real or pretended feeling: "an affectation of calm".
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Isn't that interesting?  I think many people are affected and actually believe it is a good thing - that it is their 'better side' as it were.

3 comments:

  1. I don't have a "better side" - they're both bad.

    Remind me to tell you about Mass last Sunday complete with a praise and worship band (singers off-key, guitars out of tune)including bongos! Very loud bongos! I know! I had such a pounding headache by the time we escaped it took three ibuprofen just to take the edge off.

    I thought of you...

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  2. [High-pitched voice, English accent]

    Well, hellooooooooooooooooooooo!

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  3. Surely if someone is feeling something it would be bad to act on (e.g. anger) it's better not to act on it and pretend otherwise (e.g affect calm)?

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