The Barometer of Aghast

So I’m thumbing through the dictionary this morning, and I come upon “Aghast.”

There are three categories/elements of aghast:

  1. Fear
  2. Disappointment
  3. Wonder

     

    Society as a whole needs to adopt the Aghast standard in the Trump era. Unless your emotional temperature rises to or exceeds “aghast” every morning, you have no business getting out of bed. 

    Just think of the efficacy! Hundreds of millions of people running around wringing their hands, flogging themselves — being Aghast at the latest outrage. What politician wouldn’t be struck dumb with fear at that?

Xanax allowed, obviously. Best to remove any sharp edges before hitting the protest trenches.

(directions: invert the foregoing and discard anything left over)

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