Tis quite odd, how feelings and emotions work. It’s amazing how a person can go from being invisible to being the only thing on your mind. Likewise, a person you used to care immensely about can suddenly slip from your mind, like an inmates bar of soap. Emotions can cloud your feelings, and can cause either false confidence or an excessive lack of confidence. Love and jealousy can cause a person to feel physically sick if they see their loved one in the arms of another. Anger and rage can override every ounce of common sense a person has, often causing them to do something incredibly stupid. Fear can prevent a person from doing anything, even if it’s what they want more than anything in the whole world.

That said, feelings and emotions are not a bad thing. Far from it, they are what make us human. It wasn’t intelligence that caused some of the greatest inventions to be created, it was passion. It wasn’t not the instinct of self-preservation that created charities, or programs such as Health Care, it was compassion. It’s not technology or ambition that makes life worth living, it’s love. You can be the most successful person in the world, but if you’re alone, you won’t be happy.

I realize this has kind of gone all over the place, so I’ll try to sum it up now. I realize that many times before I’ve cursed emotions, saying they were completely illogical, and life would be much simpler without emotion. That may be true, but it wouldn’t be enjoyable. Sure, it sucks when someone hurts you, and makes you feel worthless. But all things considered, I wouldn’t give it up for the world.

Cheers,

Travis

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~ by Travis on December 11, 2007.

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