We’ve all heard the term “political correctness” and maybe chosen our words more carefully in certain situations because of it. (Or maybe not, just out of frustration with having to be “correct” all the time.) But what if “emotional correctness” was something we considered more often?

We are sharing a super-short, six-minute video by Sally Kohn, a woman who has been told repeatedly she doesn’t belong where she works. Sally explains the reality behind “political correctness” versus “emotional correctness” and a topic that creates quite a paradigm shift.

Image: Sally Kohn's emotional correctness

Source: CNN

The video we are sharing today made me totally rethink some things, in a good way!

No matter which side of the isle you sit on politically, or who you like and dislike, I suspect you’ll agree that Sally has some good points that might take the tension and malice out of our national conversations.

If you have sensitive ears, please note this video contains some profanities. We try to keep EWC a family show every day, but the language does develop Ms. Kohn’s message.

See what you think about this perspective…

Via: TED 1

Do you agree with Ms. Kohn?

We thought she seemed to leave us with some fresh questions on the topic of “political correctness”; a timely subject here in the U.S now that we are mired in one of the most contentious election year cycles we may ever witness.

How would the opinion-shaping events in politics be different if our politicians practiced emotional correctness as they disagree stridently?

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I know I have stopped listening to people who are angry, bitter or shouting. I don’t even care which side of the isle they are on. My gut tells me that those emotions will get us more gridlock and less progress.

Many things to consider in today’s EWC article.

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Stay open, curious and hopeful!

~ Dr. Lynda


  1. Kohn, Sally. “Let’s Try Emotional Correctness.” TED.com. TED, Oct. 2013. Web. 25 Jan. 2016. <https://www.ted.com/talks/sally_kohn_let_s_try_emotional_correctness>.

Dr. Lynda is a dentist, artist, global traveler, and philanthropist who looks for potential and shares it with the world.