Why Your Emotions MATTER!

🛑 đ—Ŧđ—ĸ𝗨đ—Ĩ 𝗘𝗠đ—ĸ𝗧𝗜đ—ĸ𝗡đ—Ļ 𝗔đ—Ĩ𝗘 𝗡đ—ĸ𝗧 đ—Ļđ—Ŗ𝗔𝗠!!! 🛑

Do you ever feel lonely? ☚ī¸

We all have at points in our lives. It’s important to add there’s a difference between “feeling lonely” and “being alone”. A person can be with a group of people and feel lonely. A person can be completely alone and feel fine. 👍

So why do topics like mental health continue to be an issue in our society? I’ll give you 1 BIG reason:

⚠ī¸Â đ— đ—Žđ—ģ𝘆 đ—Ŋ𝗲đ—ŧđ—Ŋ𝗹𝗲 𝗮đ—ŋ𝗲 đ—ŋ𝗲𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁đ—ļđ—ģ𝗴 𝘁đ—ĩ𝗲đ—ļđ—ŋ 𝗲đ—ēđ—ŧ𝘁đ—ļđ—ŧđ—ģ𝘀 𝗱𝘂𝗲 𝘁đ—ŧ 𝘁đ—ĩ𝗲 đ—ļđ—ģđ—ŗ𝗹𝘂𝗲đ—ģ𝗰𝗲 đ—ŧđ—ŗ đ—ŧ𝘁đ—ĩ𝗲đ—ŋ𝘀. ⚠ī¸

We’ve been taught to believe that emotions are a sign of weakness, that they aren’t useful in our modern world. 😔

đŸ—Ŗ “𝙅đ™Ē𝙨𝙩 𝙗𝙚 𝙝𝙖đ™Ĩđ™Ĩ𝙮!” đŸ—Ŗ

đŸ—Ŗ “𝙔𝙤đ™Ē 𝙝𝙖đ™Ģ𝙚 đ™Ŗ𝙤 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙤đ™Ŗ 𝙩𝙤 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 đ™Ŧ𝙖𝙮!” đŸ—Ŗ

đŸ—Ŗ “𝙔𝙤đ™Ē’𝙧𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙞đ™Ŗ𝙜 𝙞𝙧𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤đ™Ŗ𝙖𝙡!” đŸ—Ŗ

In people’s good intentions, they unfortunately made the problem worse. In their good intentions, they failed to meet the other person inside their emotional home. 🏠

Why? Because many of them aren’t able or are willing to go in there themselves. 😲

🌟 𝗜đ—ŗ 𝘆đ—ŧ𝘂 𝘄𝗮đ—ģ𝘁 𝘁đ—ŧ đ—ĩ𝗲𝗹đ—Ŋ 𝘀đ—ŧđ—ē𝗲đ—ŧđ—ģ𝗲, 𝘆đ—ŧ𝘂 đ—ĩ𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁đ—ŧ đ—ē𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝘁đ—ĩ𝗲đ—ģ 𝘄đ—ĩ𝗲đ—ŋ𝗲 𝗧𝗛𝗘đ—Ŧ 𝗮đ—ŋ𝗲 𝗮𝘁, đ—ģđ—ŧ𝘁 𝘄đ—ĩ𝗲đ—ŋ𝗲 đ—Ŧđ—ĸ𝗨 𝘄𝗮đ—ģ𝘁 𝘁đ—ĩ𝗲đ—ē 𝘁đ—ŧ đ—¯đ—˛. 🌟

Because we’ve been taught so long not to accept our emotions is the reason why it’s a larger problem today. Psychologist Carl Jung said: “Whatever you resist persists and grows larger in size.” đŸ’Ŧ

I see our current mental health crisis as the long-term response to embracing the idea of denying our emotions (which is in and of itself irrational as emotional beings). This bubble of “resistance” has grown so large that it’s finally burst. The pendulum is now swinging in the opposite direction. đŸ¤Ŧ

But with noting the problem, what is the solution?

🌟 đ—Ē𝗲 đ—ģ𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝘁đ—ŧ 𝘀𝘁đ—ŧđ—Ŋ đ—Ŋ𝗮𝘁đ—ĩđ—ŧ𝗹đ—ŧ𝗴đ—ļ𝘇đ—ļđ—ģ𝗴 đ—ŧ𝘂đ—ŋ 𝗲đ—ēđ—ŧ𝘁đ—ļđ—ŧđ—ģ𝘀, 𝗲𝘀đ—Ŋ𝗲𝗰đ—ļ𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝘁đ—ĩ𝗲 đ—ģ𝗲𝗴𝗮𝘁đ—ļ𝘃𝗲 đ—ŧđ—ģ𝗲𝘀. 🌟

What if we could see our emotions not as spam to delete but as mail giving us an important message about our lives? 📭

What if we could see our emotions not as biological defects but as essential character traits for our evolutionary survival? đŸ’Ē

How different would our society be if we stopped treating our emotions as nuisances and more as essential tools for our personal growth? 🧠

I understand why some will disagree with me here:

😡 “𝑰𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒍𝒆𝒕 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒄𝒖𝒔 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒏𝒆𝒈𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒆𝒎𝒐𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔, 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒆𝒏𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎 𝒕𝒐 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒅𝒆𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒆𝒅!”

😡 “đ‘Ŧ𝒎𝒐𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒊𝒓𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍! 𝑾𝒆 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒆𝒎𝒐𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒍𝒐𝒈𝒊𝒄 𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒐𝒍𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏!”

It’s funny because I very much agree with these statements, but to an extent. I definitely don’t want to enable anyone to feel more depressed. That’s the last thing I’d want to have happen! I also am a huge advocate for logic, reason, and critical thinking. I believe they’re crucial skills for the epistemic crises we will face. 👌

So I won’t throw either of those criticisms away but to say we can EXTEND on them! 👍

❤ī¸Â đ—œ’đ—ē 𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗸đ—ļđ—ģ𝗴 đ—Žđ—¯đ—ŧ𝘂𝘁 𝘂𝘀đ—ļđ—ģ𝗴 đ—ŧ𝘂đ—ŋ 𝗲đ—ēđ—ŧ𝘁đ—ļđ—ŧđ—ģ𝘀 đ—ļđ—ģ 𝗮đ—ģ đ—ļđ—ģ𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹đ—ļ𝗴𝗲đ—ģ𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝘆, 𝘄đ—ļ𝘁đ—ĩ đ—ļđ—ģ𝘁𝗲đ—ģ𝘁đ—ļđ—ŧđ—ģ, 𝘄đ—ļ𝘁đ—ĩ đ—Ŋ𝘂đ—ŋđ—Ŋđ—ŧ𝘀𝗲, đ—ģđ—ŧ𝘁 𝗮𝘀 𝗮đ—ģ đ—ļđ—ģ𝗱𝘂𝗹𝗴𝗲đ—ģ𝗰𝗲. ❤ī¸

🌟 𝗧đ—ĩ𝗲đ—ŋ𝗲’𝘀 𝗮 𝗱đ—ļđ—ŗđ—ŗ𝗲đ—ŋ𝗲đ—ģ𝗰𝗲 đ—¯đ—˛đ˜đ˜„đ—˛đ—˛đ—ģ 𝗮𝗹𝗹đ—ŧ𝘄đ—ļđ—ģ𝗴 𝘀đ—ŧđ—ē𝗲đ—ŧđ—ģ𝗲 𝘁đ—ŧ đ—ŗ𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝘁đ—ĩ𝗲đ—ļđ—ŋ 𝗲đ—ēđ—ŧ𝘁đ—ļđ—ŧđ—ģ𝘀 đ—ŗđ—ŧđ—ŋ 𝗰đ—ŧđ—ģ𝘀𝘁đ—ŋ𝘂𝗰𝘁đ—ļ𝘃𝗲 𝘀đ—ŧ𝗹𝘂𝘁đ—ļđ—ŧđ—ģ𝘀 𝘃𝘀. 𝗮𝗹𝗹đ—ŧ𝘄đ—ļđ—ģ𝗴 𝘀đ—ŧđ—ē𝗲đ—ŧđ—ģ𝗲 𝘁đ—ŧ đ—ŗ𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝘁đ—ĩ𝗲đ—ļđ—ŋ 𝗲đ—ēđ—ŧ𝘁đ—ļđ—ŧđ—ģ𝘀 𝘀đ—ļđ—ēđ—Ŋ𝗹𝘆 𝘁đ—ŧ 𝗱𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹 đ—ļđ—ģ 𝘁đ—ĩ𝗲đ—ē. 🌟

Mental health is so easily swept under the rug because it can be an unpleasant topic to discuss. The very reason we “resist” talking about it is the reason why it will “persist” and be discussed! 👏

🌟 đ—Ēđ—ĩđ—ļ𝗹𝗲 𝘆đ—ŧ𝘂 đ—ē𝗮𝘆 đ—ģđ—ŧ𝘁 đ—Ŋ𝗲đ—ŋ𝘀đ—ŧđ—ģ𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 đ—ŗ𝗲𝗲𝗹 đ—ģ𝗲𝗴𝗮𝘁đ—ļ𝘃𝗲 𝗲đ—ēđ—ŧ𝘁đ—ļđ—ŧđ—ģ𝘀 𝗱𝗮đ—ļ𝗹𝘆, 𝘁đ—ĩ𝗲đ—ŋ𝗲 𝗮đ—ŋ𝗲 đ—Ŋ𝗹𝗲đ—ģ𝘁𝘆 đ—ŧđ—ŗ đ—Ŋ𝗲đ—ŧđ—Ŋ𝗹𝗲 𝘁đ—ĩ𝗮𝘁 𝗱đ—ŧ. 🌟

The fact that a lot of us (including myself at times) aren’t willing to discuss it says a lot about how we treat our emotions in our society. 😟

Again, it’s NOT about dwelling on our emotions! That’s the last thing I want people to presume with what I say here! 👍

❤ī¸Â đ—œ’đ—ē 𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗸đ—ļđ—ģ𝗴 đ—Žđ—¯đ—ŧ𝘂𝘁 𝘂𝘀đ—ļđ—ģ𝗴 đ—ŧ𝘂đ—ŋ 𝗲đ—ēđ—ŧ𝘁đ—ļđ—ŧđ—ģ𝘀 đ—ļđ—ģ 𝗮đ—ģ đ—ļđ—ģ𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹đ—ļ𝗴𝗲đ—ģ𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝘆, 𝘄đ—ļ𝘁đ—ĩ đ—ļđ—ģ𝘁𝗲đ—ģ𝘁đ—ļđ—ŧđ—ģ, 𝘄đ—ļ𝘁đ—ĩ đ—Ŋ𝘂đ—ŋđ—Ŋđ—ŧ𝘀𝗲, đ—ģđ—ŧ𝘁 𝗮𝘀 𝗮đ—ģ đ—ļđ—ģ𝗱𝘂𝗹𝗴𝗲đ—ģ𝗰𝗲. ❤ī¸

I share this with you all today:

☯ī¸Â đ—Ļđ—ŧ 𝘄𝗲 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝘀đ—ŧ𝗰đ—ļ𝗲𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝗹𝗹đ—ŧ𝘄 đ—ŧ𝘂đ—ŋ𝘀𝗲𝗹𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝘁đ—ŧ đ—¯đ—˛ đ—ŧ𝗸𝗮𝘆 𝘄đ—ļ𝘁đ—ĩ 𝘁đ—ĩ𝗲 𝗲𝘅đ—ļ𝘀𝘁𝗲đ—ģ𝗰𝗲 đ—ŧđ—ŗ đ—ŧ𝘂đ—ŋ 𝗲đ—ēđ—ŧ𝘁đ—ļđ—ŧđ—ģ𝘀.

☯ī¸Â đ—Ļđ—ŧ 𝘄𝗲 𝗰𝗮đ—ģ 𝗹𝗲𝘁 đ—ŧ𝘂đ—ŋ𝘀𝗲𝗹𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗮đ—ģ𝗱 𝗲𝗮𝗰đ—ĩ đ—ŧ𝘁đ—ĩ𝗲đ—ŋ 𝗸đ—ģđ—ŧ𝘄 đ—ļ𝘁’𝘀 đ—ŧ𝗸𝗮𝘆 𝘁đ—ŧ đ—ģđ—ŧ𝘁 đ—¯đ—˛ đ—ŧ𝗸𝗮𝘆, đ—ģđ—ŧ𝘁 𝘁đ—ŧ 𝗲đ—ģđ—Žđ—¯đ—šđ—˛ đ—¯đ˜‚đ˜ 𝘁đ—ŧ 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗲đ—Ŋ𝘁 𝘁đ—ĩ𝗲 đ—Ŋđ—ŋ𝗲𝘀𝗲đ—ģ𝘁 đ—ēđ—ŧđ—ē𝗲đ—ģ𝘁.

☯ī¸Â đ—Ļđ—ŧ 𝘄𝗲 𝗰đ—ŧđ—ģ𝘁đ—ļđ—ģ𝘂𝗲 đ—¯đ—ŋđ—ļđ—ģ𝗴đ—ļđ—ģ𝗴 𝗮𝘄𝗮đ—ŋ𝗲đ—ģ𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝘁đ—ŧ 𝘁đ—ĩ𝗲 đ—ļ𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗲.

☯ī¸Â đ—Ļđ—ŧ 𝘄𝗲 𝗰𝗮đ—ģ 𝗰đ—ŧđ—ģ𝘁đ—ļđ—ģ𝘂𝗲 đ—¯đ—˛đ—ļđ—ģ𝗴 đ—Ŋ𝗲đ—ŋ𝘀đ—ļ𝘀𝘁𝗲đ—ģ𝘁 đ—ļđ—ģ đ—ŧ𝘂đ—ŋ đ—ŗđ—ŧ𝗰𝘂𝘀 đ—ŧđ—ģ 𝘀đ—ŧ𝗹𝘂𝘁đ—ļđ—ŧđ—ģ𝘀.

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