#34: Emotions are transient
The way I feel might and will change
My emotional responses to stimuli have an evolutionary function helping me operate successfully in society. A certain emotion is “engineered” to overtake my psyche in order to get me to execute the desired action. Yet, I feel confused when I feel different emotions at the same time, especially if they contradict each other. I ask myself: “What is it that I really feel?”
My emotions are often contextual to a specific occasion. The emotion at that moment was not comprehensively true or false, but rather it was true to the moment. That means an array of my emotions doesn’t always align into a pretty logical sequence; sometimes, it’s very messy. Emotional states are transient, thus I need to be aware that the way I feel might change. The way I feel at this very moment doesn’t represent the entire truth; it’s a singular data point that feeds into a bigger picture of how things are. So I tell myself:
I do not let singular data points construct my reality.
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