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Posted 2/4/15
So the other day I was having a discussion with one of my friends, and he was saying that he in two years would garner the ability to never feel sadness, I had to interject by saying,"That's fucking stupid". He followed up by saying something along the lines that he no longer finds the emotion useful and that he's experience enough sadness in his life time. I was wondering if other people have similar desires?
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I think i've experienced enough sadness to the point where some days I simply feel numb. But others I feel sad. I personally would like to go some days without emotion or the numbing. It'd feel better than turmoil, fighting with myself, and suffering with peaks of elation in between. Like, I'm depressed, anxious, and moody. I always have to ask myself waking up, every single waking at the start of the day, "what could possibly go wrong with my mood today?"

My life is literally a jolting rollar coaster of upward and downward movements, jerky and sharp. Never know what to expect. A couple of days ago I was contented and in the last two i have been downright depressed, misanthropic, and even cried in public before rushing to the restroom to hide the shameful emotions. Just a few months ago I was steadily becoming a top student and now my academic progress is beginning to deter again based on my mood swings.
Posted 2/4/15
I can do that but I usually do it when I expecting or see the conversation heading into a argument with somebody I love. Usually with my little sister or my dad. Everyone else I could't care any less what they say to me in a negative way. If I'm watching anime or reading manga, I can get emotional just like any person. But with people I usually I had my emotion off a least when it come to negativity. I just hate negativity with people in the sense if they try to be assholes to me. Otherwise all my emotion are up and running. Basically it depends of the situation and the context of it.
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I'm not so concerned about sadness since it has artistic value. Feeling like you're getting chased by tigers 24/7? No thanks.
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animegirl2222 wrote:

I think i've experienced enough sadness to the point where some days I simply feel numb. But others I feel sad. I personally would like to go some days without emotion or the numbing. It'd feel better than turmoil, fighting with myself, and suffering with peaks of elation in between. Like, I'm depressed, anxious, and moody. I always have to ask myself waking up, every single waking at the start of the day, "what could possibly go wrong with my mood today?"

My life is literally a jolting rollar coaster of upward and downward movements, jerky and sharp. Never know what to expect. A couple of days ago I was contented and in the last two i have been downright depressed, misanthropic, and even cried in public before rushing to the restroom to hide the shameful emotions. Just a few months ago I was steadily becoming a top student and now my academic progress is beginning to deter again based on my mood swings.


I just wanna say that crying is not shameful or a least to me. Is a basic human emotion without it we would go crazy of the suppress emotional pain.
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animegirl2222 wrote:

I think i've experienced enough sadness to the point where some days I simply feel numb. But others I feel sad. I personally would like to go some days without emotion or the numbing. It'd feel better than turmoil, fighting with myself, and suffering with peaks of elation in between. Like, I'm depressed, anxious, and moody. I always have to ask myself waking up, every single waking at the start of the day, "what could possibly go wrong with my mood today?"

My life is literally a jolting rollar coaster of upward and downward movements, jerky and sharp. Never know what to expect. A couple of days ago I was contented and in the last two i have been downright depressed, misanthropic, and even cried in public before rushing to the restroom to hide the shameful emotions. Just a few months ago I was steadily becoming a top student and now my academic progress is beginning to deter again based on my mood swings.


I see what you mean,Life's a bitch... But without emotions like sadness we could never analyze as to why we feel that way. I think they serve an important role in determining the quality of our life. I mean I'm the type of person who internalizes alot of pain and just doesn't express it to others to my detriment If I was to not feel anything wouldn't I just be running away from the situation that made me feel that in the first place?...I don't know... maybe, maybe not.
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animegirl2222 wrote:

I think i've experienced enough sadness to the point where some days I simply feel numb. But others I feel sad. I personally would like to go some days without emotion or the numbing. It'd feel better than turmoil, fighting with myself, and suffering with peaks of elation in between. Like, I'm depressed, anxious, and moody. I always have to ask myself waking up, every single waking at the start of the day, "what could possibly go wrong with my mood today?"

My life is literally a jolting rollar coaster of upward and downward movements, jerky and sharp. Never know what to expect. A couple of days ago I was contented and in the last two i have been downright depressed, misanthropic, and even cried in public before rushing to the restroom to hide the shameful emotions. Just a few months ago I was steadily becoming a top student and now my academic progress is beginning to deter again based on my mood swings.


I just wanna say that crying is not shameful or a least to me. Is a basic human emotion without it we would go crazy of the suppress emotional pain.


Seriously, I swear, I just feel like an infant everytime I do it. Doesn't help that I play cards with a bunch of guys at lunch. Today one of them got extremely angry at me for accidentially turning the other guys against him, and then getting them to call him controlling (mainly they started calling him that because he tried to manipulate the card game out of his sore loser instinct. Guy wanted to win so badly). Anyway, he started saying I was an annoying "bitch" who "PMS'es 24/7" or something, and that drove me to just get up because angry tears were welling in my eyes. I don't have a thick skin when it comes to insults. I can tell when these guys are joking and he wasn't. I was already in a bad mood, I expalined that at the beginning of the game and I told the guys to please be wary that I had a 'tude going. And yeah, he was insensitive. The world may not serve me, but I wish some people would treat me with a little bit more humanity and less like a jerk. I have my driving test Friday, my mother just got laid off and might come begging to me for money soon because of her laziness and refusal to get another job, and I just generally have been in a lousy and sick mood for two days straight. I hate having to explain it to people. It really shows how they ignore me and all the cues i give that I am NOT happy.
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Really, I'm probably making things harsher for myself by continuing to wallow in Blehdom. But at the same time I'm just drained of energy. So much happening at once. Don't think I can cope with it 100%. Firstly, someone started sipping my energy from a straw, back when my fatigue was slight and merely a tingle. Then they slurped the rest, thus reducing me to an underproductive lump for the first half of the day. Good thing is that today i perked up in the second half.
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KarenAraragi wrote:


animegirl2222 wrote:

I think i've experienced enough sadness to the point where some days I simply feel numb. But others I feel sad. I personally would like to go some days without emotion or the numbing. It'd feel better than turmoil, fighting with myself, and suffering with peaks of elation in between. Like, I'm depressed, anxious, and moody. I always have to ask myself waking up, every single waking at the start of the day, "what could possibly go wrong with my mood today?"

My life is literally a jolting rollar coaster of upward and downward movements, jerky and sharp. Never know what to expect. A couple of days ago I was contented and in the last two i have been downright depressed, misanthropic, and even cried in public before rushing to the restroom to hide the shameful emotions. Just a few months ago I was steadily becoming a top student and now my academic progress is beginning to deter again based on my mood swings.


I just wanna say that crying is not shameful or a least to me. Is a basic human emotion without it we would go crazy of the suppress emotional pain.



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Seriously, I swear, I just feel like an infant everytime I do it. Doesn't help that I play cards with a bunch of guys at lunch. Today one of them got extremely angry at me for accidentially turning the other guys against him, and then getting them to call him controlling (mainly they started calling him that because he tried to manipulate the card game out of his sore loser instinct. Guy wanted to win so badly). Anyway, he started saying I was an annoying "bitch" who "PMS'es 24/7" or something, and that drove me to just get up because angry tears were welling in my eyes. I don't have a thick skin when it comes to insults. I can tell when these guys are joking and he wasn't. I was already in a bad mood, I expalined that at the beginning of the game and I told the guys to please be wary that I had a 'tude going. And yeah, he was insensitive. The world may not serve me, but I wish some people would treat me with a little bit more humanity and less like a jerk. I have my driving test Friday, my mother just got laid off and might come begging to me for money soon because of her laziness and refusal to get another job, and I just generally have been in a lousy and sick mood for two days straight. I hate having to explain it to people. It really shows how they ignore me and all the cues i give that I am NOT happy.


I really hope he apologize to you. I get what you are saying. I saw something similar happened in front of me once. I don't know them but I don't think they are all bad or don't give a fuck about you. I think they just don't know how to deal with the situation. I been situation were shit get real bad. People expect me to call them or talk to them like noting happened. But is very difficult to go from anger and then talk like noting happened. I think they are felling awkward and don't know what to say to you to make you feel better. I don't know if they are good friend to you but I can say this. They would't hangout with you if they did't like you or care about you in the first place
Posted 2/5/15
would honestly love to be able to block negative emotions like loneliness, hopelessness, emptiness.

but one could argue, could you feel happiness without sadness? love without hatred? excitement without fear?

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Posted 2/5/15
You cant just turn off an emotion...
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Posted 2/5/15
Emotions are quite annoying, especially when they're flying at me from others.
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Unless you have a disorder, you're not going to be able to shut off all your emotions. You can pretend they don't affect you but that doesn't really make them actually go away.
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Posted 2/5/15
Turning off an emotion? Very interesting idea, but I have to wonder what the repercussions of that would be. Experiencing sadness undoubtedly helps you grow as a person and without it I would be a very very different person than who I currently am(& I quite like who I am). Though, if your friend has experienced as much as he makes it sound, would it not stand to reason that he would eventually grow to be, at the least, less affected by it? I've certainly developed somewhat of an immunity to it (spent many years of my life w/depression) & I gotta say, I think I've experienced enough to find happiness in almost any situation. It's a bit of a weird concept & I gotta admit, when I first read the post, I immediately said the exact same thing, "That's fucking stupid." Lol. The more I think about it, though, the more it seems like it's just a part of "growing up". OOOOOR maybe I'm just an impassive fuck. There's always that ^__^
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