Why would anyone want to be disconnected from their emotions?
Because they believe they won’t experience pain. Of course, that also means they won’t experience pleasure (for the most part) either. The resistance of some emotions typically means the prevention of both the good and bad. But then what? What kind of life are you living where you feel very little at all?
When I was in my first long-term relationship, during the last couple years I found out it was a lot easier to be analytical and calculating than it was to show my anger or fear. That’s because as my girlfriend was falling out of love with me and I had thoughts and feelings about her that I chose not to share. If I shared them, “she might get mad and leave me.” But in reality, she was on the way out anyway. [Read more…]