2019-02-11T00:33:11.412Z · score: 13 (5 votes)
Life can be better than you think
score: 1 (1 votes) ·
I’m fairly certain that in the vast majority of the time, negative emotions are ego-dystonic.
They’re not something actively sought out out of a desire for meaning, they’re something essentially inflicted upon the sufferer by parts of their mind that they can’t control.
I think acceptance of negative emotion is often driven from being in that position, a position of helplessness, often driven out of a desire to maintain a good self-image, and avoid entering the negativity loop — and not from a position of having control over whether it happens or not, and seeking it because it brings meaning.
2019-01-20T14:19:59.098Z · score: 53 (28 votes)