Emotions vs. feelings
I was having a conversation with one of my friends whose name I will change to maintain confidentiality. For the sake of the blog we will call her Jessica. I was currently working on writing this piece when Jessica texted me. I decided to facetime her so that I can see her lovely face (and partially out of my own convenience of not wanting to text back). So, Jessica and I were having a conversation over facetime and I asked her what I should write about. She said I should write about emotions because we give too much credit to our emotions when in fact all they are one of the ways that process our thoughts. I then posed the question of whether feelings and emotions are the same thing. According to the A-Z guide of feelings and emotions; Emotions are event driven whereas as feeling are learned behaviors are in hibernation until triggered by an external event. So, then we decided to make some real-life application to these definitions. We came to the conclusion that feelings are the expression of emotions. And that we often allow ourselves to be at the mercy of our emotions and feelings. It takes cognitive effort in order to have emotions but if we aren’t careful (*Alexa play Be Careful by Cardi B) we will allow thought process to start in our emotions rather than our minds.
Our emotions should be subjected to our thoughts and not the other way around. Being in control of your emotions comes with responsibility and can be dangerous when not used properly (raps* This, is, serious, We could make you delirious. You should have a healthy fear of us, 'cause too much of us is dangerous) Side note: If you don’t know this song please do yourself a favor and school yourself. So speaking of emotions and feelings I am currently have no idea what to and I literally can not figure how to end this article.(more like unwarranted writer’s block) So let’s say this either I’ve said a lot in a very short amount of words or there will potentially be a part two. To be continued possibly…. Jessica here are your creds! Thanks for talking to me as I wrote this article.