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Wouldn't it be better to be unemotional?

Emotional people are said to be more mature, but I would rather not get upset when things go wrong. I think we think better facing difficulties without emotion.

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Think it’s always good to be balanced between emotion and logic

There’s no secret rule book formula

But balance is usually the key for almost everything in life

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I prefer no emotions vs having the emotions I have while psychotic, fear, anger, inappropriate laughter, etc

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I don’t think emotional people are mature at all. Being reactive to things is not helpful, or efficient.

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Maybe she might have meant people with a high EQ rather than people with a high IQ??

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It was a pdoc who said emotional meant more mature. I could do without the emotion of humiliation when it comes to doctor.

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I don’t agree with your doctor @chordy . Babies are super emotional. They are not mature.

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I think he meant about adults.

I don’t know, some emotion is what makes life worth living. It’d be nice to eliminate the negative emotions though…like fear or hate.

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I agree that a balance of both emotion and logic is best.

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Life without emotion is dead.

We just need to try and manage it…is that not having a high EQ?

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But I feel more alive when my mind is working.

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This,…

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im not sure how exactly it works either. We ofcourse have to have self constraint but we also shouldnt bottle things up. maybe theres a golden mean or middle between the two points in every given situation that we have to apply our understanding of the situation to hit. to hit the golden mean in every given situation, which differ moment to moment. its hard but noone said being virtuous was easy

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for me personally i tend to do this. i have constraint as far as i am possible when in the actual difficult situation, and then when im alone i pray and i feel like all that anger etc goes away. thats what being a christian is to me, taking the burdens of other people and then bringing them to God. Speaking to God in a conversation telling him our pain and troubles and in focusing our eyes on his perfect spirit we ourselves become like him and thus healed and re-perfected. like walking into a group of people who beat and maul you and then walking back to God and he heals you every time. sorry life is so hard for you…

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You should have asked him to explain why he thinks emotional people are more mature. I bet he wouldn’t have had any good reasons to believe that.

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People dominated by their emotions tend to me irrational. They feel instead of think, but confuse their feelings with thinking. I don’t find them more mature, I find them less mature.

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My emotions are my enemies. I get too emotional. Too happy, sad, fearful, angry, jealous, suicidal, rageful, hate filled, excited, etc… I would much rather be unemotional.

I think the doctor meant he lived under the rule of his rational mind and emotions had to be acceptable before they were felt. Maybe boredom means there’s a fight going on between thoughts and feelings.

Or maybe before they were acted on?

We can’t always help what we feel. Ahaha haha…