Emotions, intuition, consciousness. Which is the better guide?

Guide to what? Emotion is for interactions with people and yourself. I feel a certain way, and I have to question why and to what extent. I feel a reaction to or perceive the emotions of another, and I modify my behaviour. Intuition, I don’t understand completely. I see it almost as an inclination, a set of skills or simply things one has practiced more. I’m intuitively perceptive to rhythm (That’s how I see it, anyway), so I suppose this would be a good guide to specific things, like playing music or creativity. An artist subconsciously guides their medium, intuitively placing and removing and creating and forming. Thinking too hard breaks the instinct. Consciousness is being aware. Without this, all other perception simply doesn’t exist. It’s like light: no matter how healthy your eyes may be, or how quick your reflexes or tuned your appreciations and intuitions, you cannot see without it. I suppose all other senses feed into this, and it’s up to our minds to sort it, to ponder it, to make decisions.

Guide to what?

Emotion is for interactions with people and yourself. I feel a certain way, and I have to question why and to what extent. I feel a reaction to or perceive the emotions of another, and I modify my behaviour.

Intuition, I don’t understand completely. I see it almost as an inclination, a set of skills or simply things one has practiced more. I’m intuitively perceptive to rhythm (That’s how I see it, anyway), so I suppose this would be a good guide to specific things, like playing music or creativity. An artist subconsciously guides their medium, intuitively placing and removing and creating and forming. Thinking too hard breaks the instinct.

Consciousness is being aware. Without this, all other perception simply doesn’t exist. It’s like light: no matter how healthy your eyes may be, or how quick your reflexes or tuned your appreciations and intuitions, you cannot see without it. I suppose all other senses feed into this, and it’s up to our minds to sort it, to ponder it, to make decisions.

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Is there something that US have and the UK should have/do it too?

I’m not entirely sure I understand the question. It’s pretty broad.

I think the US has things that make it what it is, some of them good, many poor; but a direct one-for-one swap would not—from my perspective—necessarily bring the benefits they might have in the US. There is, for example, a culture of respect for teachers in the US which I would have liked to have experienced here. Students, still, feel the need to listen to and obey teachers.

However, the things about the society which make this possible are myriad, confusing and far from straightforward. A general respect for authority does, seemingly, exist to a greater extent in the US. But the respect can also manifest as fear, as of police. I instinctively felt fearful around police officers in my home town, probably because I was stopped many times as a teenager for no offense. This has not happened since I moved to the UK, and the culture here seems to be one of the police (generally) respecting citizens.

This, however manifests itself in a state which imposes itself in different, less obvious ways, and a culture in education of active disrespect from students of teachers.

These are gross generalisations, but I think my most basic answer is that the differences are complex, and a simple move from one to the other couldn’t work.

Oh, except coffee… there is generally better coffee available in the US. Though, US influence has given some roasters here a good foundation for great beans too.

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