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An Interview with Giuseppe Corrente on Sentimentalism, Mobbing, and Endurance (Part Six)


Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2020/07/01


Dr. Giuseppe Corrente is a Computer Science teacher at Torino University. He earned a Ph.D. in Science and High Technology – Computer Science in 2013 at Torino University. He has contributed to the World Intelligence Network’s publication Phenomenon. He discusses: sentimentalism; becoming a more complete and integrated individual; mobbing; most sentimental things; Positive Disintegration Theory; how the mobbing took place; the most painful experience a human being can encounter; the psychology behind mob violence; and the main lesson in the importance of endurance in the Positive Disintegration theory of giftedness

Keywords: endurance, gifted, Giuseppe Corrente, Italy, H.L. Mencken, mobbing, Positive Disintegration Theory, sentimentalism.

An Interview with Giuseppe Corrente on Sentimentalism, Mobbing, and Endurance (Part Six)[1],[2]*

*Please see the footnotes, bibliography, and citation style listing after the interview.*

1. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Sentimentalism, to take a cue from the great American satirist and journalist, and skeptic, H.L. Mencken, is the main fault of main alongside vanity as these become the central bane of women externally while distinct realism – as the supreme realists of the race – become the self-limits or faults of women internally. You noted a personal sentimental life to me. This seems quintessentially manly and common to most or all men, as vanity is common to all men. A congenital hangover of the assumed power and prestige in societies. Why self-describe as sentimental as a starter?

Giuseppe Corrente: I am not known to be sentimental for most parts of my life, when the rationalism was predominant in me. But during the decades these two parts of me equilibrated themselves, and now I am more conscious of my emotions than before.

2. Jacobsen: How has the sentimentalism been an important part of becoming a more complete and integrated individual throughout personal evolution in life for you?

Corrente:  My tormented youthfulness was negative for some aspects, but also a good thing for knowledge of the true values. And when I knew better myself, I was surprised to be sentimental other than a rationalist. Surely an important impact in my life was the women, was there that sentimentalism in me had a strong impulse and I saw the world with different eyes. And this surprised me, as a mysterious other me that I discovered for the first time.

3. Jacobsen: You were mobbed. How were these difficulties important in the development of a firmer sense of self?

Corrente: Which does not kill you, enforces you. It is a common opinion. With time, patience and willingness, it becomes also true.

4. Jacobsen: What makes you most sentimental?

Corrente: Animals and wildlife. I think that who doesn’t respect animals and nature cannot be a good man. I am a member and a fan of Greenpeace. This type of sentimentalism has been with me since birth. As already said, the other great passion for me, since my twenties, has been the women. There was almost three periods of my life that they dominated fully my thoughts, during my twenties, middle thirties and forty years old.

5. Jacobsen: How does the aforementioned Positive Disintegration theory present an insight into personal evolution through more deep visions of self and the world with mobbing, etc.?

Corrente: Second, the Positive Disintegration theory, the conflicts and the feeling of the injustices of the common world can stimulate more deep visions of ourselves and of the world. To be attacked can transform one’s motivations based only or mainly on biological needs to some based on self-determined values essentially chosen by ourselves for the common good rather than an egoistic point of view.

6. Jacobsen: How were you mobbed?

Corrente: When I was a child my father knew that I was not really his natural son. He, from an external point of view, was exigent but correct, instead, my life was frequently hit by his psychic violence; we were obliged to obey him in all our choices, otherwise, he placed me in very intricate and offensive misunderstandings, often only to punish me. When other people saw that they thought he was in reason, or because he presented the things in a different way or simply because in the mindset of time if a father punishes a child there is ever a valid reason. His real motivation was that I was not his son and that he didn’t accept my intelligence and also my mother’s secret past. This was the beginning of a lot of misunderstanding and I was mobbed in a different and stronger way also in some job places, using the familiar conflict as a starting point, but after being attacked for questions very different from the basic facts. BACK TO FACTS: these are the words that I would like to have declared. And effectively I did, but uselessly. The mobbing is a plague that grows with layers, calumny is its strongest arm, and it can be crushing in a man’s life.

7. Jacobsen: What do you consider the most painful experience a human being can encounter?

Corrente: To not be recognized as a human being. Slaves feel this. All conditions that carry you near to be totally without a real freedom are devastating. Racism is so. Homophobia is so. Bullying is so. Mobbing is so. Mafia and camorra power are so for their victims. All these forms of violence can potentially kill yourself and all that is gown around you. They can transform in a second your life, all your life, not only you, in zero.

8. Jacobsen: How does this most painful experience for a human being compare to the experience of mobbing to you? What is the psychology behind mob violence against an individual? What is the internal, individual psychology of individuals who have gone through the mobbing by others within a community?

Corrente: When the mobbing reaches its peak, the personal feeling is not limited, you have the feeling to be a slave, that your life is in other’s hands, so in that moment, in those instants, your story and the most painful are in your mind the same thing. Between me and Jesus in that moment there is no distance, I am sacrificed with no justice: each time a single man is mobbed, for a second, God is dead in his own mind. He thinks that God is dead for all humanity. Everyone is his enemy, he is without defensive arms. Above all if he has no fault, it is the standard case in the mobbing, if he cannot in successive weeks and months contrast that situation, in himself by abstract and against his enemy with letters and advocates, and with doctors for his health, that experience will become a way towards a violent reaction, against himself or the others, a way towards the death. So I think: when there is a mobbing MUST be a reaction and better a reaction with advocates and doctors than by other means. Instead from the mobber’s point of view more the victim is clever and strong in his own results, more he has the right, in his distorted opinion, to do violence against the victim, psychologically and physically. So the paradox of mobbing is that it hits very often gifted and talented people.

9. Jacobsen: What is the main lesson in the importance of endurance in the Positive Disintegration theory of giftedness?

Corrente: In the Positive Disintegration theory of giftedness there are various levels that one has to overcome and each level has its barriers. So endurance is of fundamental importance. To clarify here I prefer to cite Edison: “Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration”. So endurance is the ingredient that permits you to earn something on all steps done along your own path.

Appendix I: Footnotes

[1] Ph.D. (2013), Science and High Technology – Computer Science, Torino University.

[2] Individual Publication Date: July 1, 2020:; Full Issue Publication Date: September 1, 2020:


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