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:
I like the intensity of Kurt Elling‘s voice interpreting the intensity of “Minuano,” by Pat Metheny (whose music I’ve adored, with intensity, since the 1970s).
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.