Never try to let just one your emotions out of their comfortable little box or they will play 'pass the key' and before you know it they will all decide to come out for a dance, around your head, near the pain centres. This naturally leads to headaches and a desire for drink, which I'm currently trying to avoid for a variety of reasons. Some of which would take too long to explain and others which are likely to land me in more trouble than avoiding the drink is doing.
I normally prefer to take the advice of Marge Simpson and squish them all down in the box and never let them out. Long term it's not healthy but who is thinking long term these days. The other problem is that when they all come out at once like they have, the ones, that for want of something more descriptive and simple, I will say live on the dark side are so much stronger, enticing and just plain easier to access than the positive emotions. Anger, hate, rage, (not sure if rage is an emotion, but since it's here I'm not going to point that out to it) those guys can really carry an argument when they get going. And the other positive guys, who do they think they are anyway? The whole "Fear is the path to the dark side... fear leads to anger... anger leads to hate.. hate leads to suffering." misses the crucial point of what is it that causes fear, huh? I'll tell ya, it's those lazy positive emotions that's who. Yeah. Those guys will undermine you everytime. You're going along ( I wrote alone first instead of along, what would Freud make of that!) all fine and dandy and suddenly the presence of one of those positive guys or better yet being reminded of the absence of one of them will knock you for six and before you know it, you're afraid you'll never experience another positive emotion. Oh yeah, you betcha! It's all love's fault. I'm blame love, down with love.
It's the dark side for me, oh yes. Better outfits too.
I'll leave the last word to her blondy goodness.
"We all need help with our feelings. Otherwise we bottle them up, and before you know it, powerful laxatives are involved. I really believe if we all reach out to one another we can beat this thing. I'm always here if you need a hug, but not a real hug! Because there's no touching, this school is sensitive to wrong touching."
Of course, it wasn't even she that said it. It's nonetheless kinda true.
And she did say this. or part of it." Who are you?"
" Let's just say I'm a friend."
" Well, maybe I don't want a friend."
" I didn't say I was yours."
never were truer words spoken. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, the rest you could avoid if at all possible. It's all just a matter of working out who you can trust to be which.