In truth, our emotions are our largest weakness- simply because we have no control over them. Naturally we like to believe that we can reach a level of balance and discipline, but that in itself is debatable in regards to the nature of life. The question then is, “Should we control our own emotion? If so, to what degree? And Why?”
But that is a topic for another discussion. The message is that emotions are simply unable to be tamed, as much as we would like. We are naturally emotional driven creatures are we not? Every single decision we make is due to our emotional state- our feelings.
There was this man that lectured a class I was in- he talked about how language is a barrier, and how we as humans are limited from truly expressing ourselves through words. Many times in fact, language complicates the expressions of our true emotions rather than aid.
For instance, how many times have you heard someone say, “Man I feel tired”? Even though “tired” is not an actual emotion. When someone means their tired, they usually mean their fed up, depressed, stressed out, etc… and the emotions behind those situations are sadness, anger, etc… Therefore, we speak in coated messages, with our true emotions lying behind the words we use on a daily basis to display how we feel.
We as humans are no different from other natural wild species on earth- we all live each day by need. Our necessities are what control our actions and decisions on a daily basis. If we’re hungry we eat, if we’re tired we sleep, and so on and so forth. It is once we understand this cycle that we can begin to truly understand one another- maybe not entirely, but much more.
~ Stephen R. Acevedo