a little while ago, i did a poll about if people feel emotions deeply. 6 answer definitely doesn’t qualify as statistically significant, but the results did not surprise me. 1 person experienced both pick-me-up emotions and bring-me-down emotions deeply, the other 5 people only experienced bring-me-down emotions deeply.
why do the results not surprise me? i make the assumption that the people who answered struggle with one form of depression or another. we, the depressed, tend to feel emotions deeply. for example, remember my burnt pizza? or what happened with my sister. since these emotions are felt deeply, it takes longer to recover. since it takes longer to recover, we spend more time living in these bring-me-down emotions. these bring-me-down emotions, well, bring us down. if too many of these deep emotions stack up, slipping into depression becomes remarkably easy.
feeling emotions deeply is not wrong. not feeling emotions deeply would be like telling a race car driver not to press the gas peddle. i believe to recover from these emotional drops, i need to work on acceptance. just realizing acceptance as a key, lifted a weight off my shoulder. with that, the insurmountable barrier i had been trying to get around since what happened with my sister, suddenly became surmountable. to bring this full circle, i remember mistakes were made, let’s move on, ties acceptance in a tight little bow.