Yesterday, as I was driving my intensely yellow car through the intensity of Boston traffic, I saw this:
In the intensity of the moment, I realized that Intensity Spray Foam contained the intensity I’d like for my next blog post.
Here are are my thoughts, right now, about “intensity”:
- People often come into therapy because of the intensity of their feelings.
- Intensity can be uncomfortable and enjoyable, too.
- Personally, I prefer intensity to its opposite.
- To me, the opposite of intensity is numbness or dullness.
- The intensity of thesaurus.com includes this definition of intensity: passion, force.
- Thesaurus.com also lists these synonyms of intensity (without the intensity of alphabetical order):
anxiety, concentration, depth, earnestness, emotion, energy, excitement, ferocity, fervor, fury, magnitude, power, severity, strength, vigor, acuteness, ardor, deepness, emphasis, excess, extreme, extremity, fanaticism, ferociousness, fervency, fierceness, fire, force, forcefulness, keeness, might, nervousness, potency, sharpness, strain, tenseness, vehemence, violence, volume, wildness, high pitch, intenseness
- 27 out of 42 of those intensity synonyms seem intensely positive to me. The intensity of my math skills tells me that “intensity” is therefore 64% personally positive.
- I am intensely curious why “passion” is not listed as a synonym of intensity. Including “passion” bumps up the intensity of my personally positive percentage to 67%.
- Ready for the intensity of intensity antonyms, according to thesaurus.com?
apathy, calm, calmness, ease, enervation, happiness, idleness, inactivity, lethargy, unimportance, weakness, powerlessness, dullness, laziness, moderation
- 7 out of those 15 words seem intensely negative to me, so the intensity negative percentage, for me, is 47%.
- “Numbness” is not listed as an antonym. Including that increases the intensity of my personally negative percentage to 53%.
What are your mathematical and/or non-mathematical reactions to “intensity,” right now?
I can’t hold back the intensity of this thought:
Who — besides somebody at thesaurus.com — thinks that the opposite of intensity is happiness?
Here’s the intensity of my first, tentative answer to the intensity of my own question: Buddhists, perhaps?
Which of these photos — which I took in the intensity of much warmer than average temperatures yesterday — contain the most intensity, for you?
I hope you enjoy the intensity of this tune, which I heard while I was pondering intensity, yesterday:
It just occurred to me, with intensity, that I don’t know what “Minuano” means. Maybe that definition is related to “intensity.”
A cold southwesterly wind of southern Brazil, occurring during the Southern Hemisphere winter.
I hope you can imagine the intensity of my gratitude for all who helped me intensely create this post and for you — of course! — for experiencing its intensity, today.