Re: Ask A Pro Live: Emotions
We don’t have much power to choose emotions but we have LOTS of power to control them. I get really angry and frustrated at my 6-year-old at times but she hardly ever sees that anger/annoyance. While I feel like swearing out loud and s – I never do – yes never – because I know it is wrong so I choose to control my anger. It takes patience and practise. Emotions are neither good or bad – they just are. How we use them or ignore them is very important though, as is controlling and understanding them.
This question also relates to an interesting talking point: Whether or not we agree that other people can or can not affect our emotions. As I said above people influence each others emotions but I believe nobody has the power to control our emotions. Our emotions are our responsibility, and we should not give anyone the power to control our emotions, you know to make you happy or sad for example. Someone could do or say something that triggers some sadness or anger but we then have the choice to react further. We can CHOOSE whether someone’s actions or words will CONTINUE to affect us or not. “words will never hurt me” springs to mind.
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