Posts Tagged ‘Emotions’

That’s Why I Don’t Trust Extremely Happy People

January 24, 2023

Emotions are healthy, and there is absolutely such a thing as healthy anger, healthy sadness, and so on. I know of no hard and fast definitions of exactly what that means, but as with most things, the closer you get to the extremes, the more likely it is that you’re moving into unhealthy territory.

Some Days That’s The Best You Can Do

August 4, 2021

Well . . . the good news is today it’s easier for me to pick up the mug.

The bad news is it’s because I keep having to resist the urge to fling the mug across the room.

This is the point I usually stop to keep my entries pithy, but that just doesn’t feel appropriate today. I don’t know why I woke up with my emotional burner set to simmer, but I did, and I don’t want to pretend that I didn’t.

I also don’t want to break this mug, so I wont.

Appearances Can Be Deceiving

February 26, 2021

This is one of those days that my thoughts and emotions keep slamming against my consciousness like storm waves pounding the beach, but I look calm.

But On The Other Hand, I Really Did Need The Laugh

October 2, 2020

Schadenfreude (noun) – satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else’s misfortune.

I’m not proud I felt that today, I want to make that clear.

And Now An Excerpt From My Conversation From This Morning

August 11, 2015

In regards to men “bottling up” their emotions:

We sell it for $9.99 a bottle where it’s distilled down to make perfume for overly excited girls in bars and clubs and the like.  That’s why the girls are so emotional and why they attract so many men, the scent of our own cast-off emotions draws us in.

– Robert Alan

(I was, of course, being extremely tongue-in-cheek when I said this, which probably doesn’t need to be said, but I always hedge my bets when it comes to anything I post on-line.)

Feelings (Part Two)

January 10, 2014

Accepting that is part of accepting that you have emotions, but it can still come as a surprise.

It doesn’t have to though.

As a rule of thumb, it helps to keep in mind that because emotions linger, the tendency is to feel the same way toward someone or something as you did the last time you had an emotionally significant interaction with them or it.  It may be a fleeting feeling, and if enough time has passed, the emotions may have become muted, but only rarely will they be completely not present.  It may have been decades or more, but if you parted company with someone on good terms, the odds are you’ll be pleased to see them again, and if your parting was unpleasant, you’ll probably feel your feelings from that moment even if you’re also pleased to see them again for unrelated reasons.

Emotions can be tricky like that.

Feelings (Part One)

January 9, 2014

Emotions linger.

It’s one of those facts of life that everybody knows even as they disagree on exactly how and how much they linger . . . but emotions linger.  Anyone who doubts this need only find a smell from their childhood, the smell of crayons or Play-Doh perhaps, to feel a surge of emotion from their youth.  Or perhaps, as someone I know discovered recently, they need only be so pressed for time that out of desperation they make themselves the first peanut butter and jelly sandwich they have ever made as an adult to discover anew that emotions linger, waiting to be released, sometimes by the most unexpected of triggers.

Of course, not all these triggers release pleasant emotions.