My relationship to emotions is such that I don “t generally “feel” them in the same way that other people do.
When I do feel something, it is generally a separate experience to my thought process. This enables me to analyze the causation, and even often choose the resulting emotion. For example, I can choose whether it best serves me to be angry or calm, happy or sad, amorous or nothing at all…
It “s a pretty neat thing to be in control of that – and after having gained *mastery* over my emotions, I “d much rather have none at all than have to deal with overwhelm.
Overwhelming emotions are a bear. You can “t control yourself or your reactions – when something triggers your rage, you just Hulk out. If you “re attracted to someone, you can “t stop your body from reacting. If you “re overwhelmingly sad, you “ll cry yourself dry.
On the flip side, having no emotions allows you to focus your energy. Unless you specifically have the genetic makeup of a sociopath you won “t be likely to experience other ill effects, as there are plenty of medications whose core purpose is to dampen people “s emotions and they “re fine.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Would-you-rather-feel-overwhelming-emotions-or-nothing-at-all
Originally Posted On: 2016-07-18