Nov 28, 2010


"We are all fools in love"
-Jane Austen

In my opinion, there are two sides of emotion.
1-The beautiful emotions that help you recognize beauty in the world.
2- The awful emotions that get the best of you.

We're going to start with number 2 so that this post can end on a happy note.
Infatuation, jealousy, pride, pity..
As Jane so accurately points out, these emotions can make us look pretty idiotic.
If I had a nickel for every time I'd done something I'd known was idiotic and had done it simply because I felt like it... I'd have a lot of nickels.
Better yet, if I counted the number of times I'd made somebody angry, confused, or annoyed JUST because I was having a down day, it would probably be an astronomical number.
Emotion and reason tend to be enemies.
I think one of the greatest signs of maturity is a persons ability to ignore their emotions and do whatever is most reasonable.. which is probably why girls that whine aren't taken very seriously.
I'd always thought that I had good control over my emotions.. but lately it seems to be the case less often than I would like.

Compassion, awe, admiration, peace, attraction, respect, happiness...
These emotions tend to work in our favor.
I've never regretted a day in which I've had a smile on my face for no apparent reason.
The same can't be said about a scowling day.
These are the emotions that I crave to create in the world.

aaaand.. discuss!

1 comment:

Kim said...

I agree, but I think it can expand to lots of other things besides emotions. Anything of virtue raises, lifts, edifies; and anything of vice depresses, and darkens.