No matter who we are, no matter what our circumstances, our feelings and emotions are universal.
In the recent past I have thought “wouldn’t it be nice to turn off my feelings”. The reason I say that is for this reason, sometimes I find myself getting so upset over some things people say in the news. My best friend constantly tells me “don’t let it bother you”.
Being stripped of feelings would basically reduce myself to the level of a computerized robot. I certainly wouldn’t enjoy life it that were the case.
My feelings lets me understand the feelings of others, when someone says they were crying I can relate to that because I have cried. Feelings gives me a level beyond just my brain and body.
Maybe, in some areas I may be overly sensitive towards certain things, for me I consider that is the factor that makes my life unique. Like wanting to adopt every stray dog in the world. Or when I see a baby, brings back the memories of holding my own daughter the day she was born.
The down side of my feelings is that sometimes I allow negative feelings overtake me to go over the edge into depression. I need to work more aggressively on that section of my feelings. Need to learn how to quickly replace the negatives with positives.
So, my objective each day is to do my level best not to allow the negatives overwhelm me!