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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Emotions Denied

Humans are born with many emotions. Would you agree with that statement? Would you further agree that we then spend a lifetime trying to deny and hide most of them? If you feel sad and someone asks how you're feeling, are you likely to tell the truth? Generally not. You'd probably say, "I'm okay" or "I'm fine", when in actuality, you're neither. Why do you think it is that we want to hide our true emotions from those around us? Do you think it would be viewed as a sign of weakness? Perhaps you think it would alter someone's view of the person you are? Here's my thinking on the matter. You knew this was coming, didn't you? If I'm feeling happy, sad, glad, mad, frustrated, content, empty, fulfilled, exhilarated, exhausted, scared, empowered or "fine" and you ask me, I'm going to tell you. Now, I probably won't go into great detail about why I'm experiencing that emotion (unless I think you really want to know), but my thought is that you shouldn't ask me how I'm feeling if you don't really want to know. Denying any emotion is not healthy and it can lead to all sorts of health problems (I'm sure you know a few). Acknowledge your feelings, deal with your feelings and above all, express your feelings.
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