Originally posted on July 10, 2016
I get tired of the positive thinking brigade who tells you you always must be happy and that there’s no place for “negative” emotions. Not only is it obnoxious to wear a pasted on smile all the time even when you’re not feeling it, it’s not natural or healthy. Of course, being a positive person who thinks positive thoughts is a good thing, but when it’s taken to ridiculous extremes (and it certainly is in my family, where “negative” emotions are not accepted or allowed) it can be soul-damaging. Following is a list of unpopular (or “useless”) emotions that definitely have their uses (when they’re not excessive). There are only two emotions I can think of that have no uses whatsoever, and I’ll describe those last.
My father always used to tell everyone that guilt was an unhealthy, useless…
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