Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Emotion: is it redundant?

If emotion is happiness, pain, sadness, love, hate, jealousy, anger, passion and more - does it really help us, or does it inhibits us and brings us only sorrow and pain?

I know, it depends on where we're at. If we're happy or sad right now - the feeling gets artificially amplified by the lense of current feeling and we think accordingly.

Say, right now I'm bummed out, because I'm thinking sad thoughts. It makes me look at the world through a prism of "Everything's shit, and it's just a matter of time till everyone catches up on it if they haven't already"

But on happier days, I am much more optimistic. And I also noticed that even when I'm depressed, I try to cheer others if I see they're sad. It make me feel a little bit better. For a while anyways.

Yet it doesn't really answers my question. Obviously it's fun feeling good and optimistic, but we're living in an ocean of emotions, and the nature of waves is to rise as well as fall. Isn't it better to leave on flat ground?

I know it's more boring on flat ground. No upheavals, no excitement (no emotions), and living in a certain detachment from everything around you can introduce some sadness if you manage an objective outlook even for a little while.

But on the bright side, there's no drama, no sadness, little to no pain. Logic prevails and madness is put aside.

So why do people keep choosing emotion?