If you could eliminate a personal emotion, sorrow, happiness, grief, joy, which

@saralee1 (1983)
United States
May 1, 2007 10:21pm CST
emotion would you eliminate and why?
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
2 May 07
That's an easy choice for me. I'd like to get rid of frustration. I find that to be an emotion that just causes more problems then it solves. Perhaps it's needed at times but over all I could deal without having it. I hate feeling like I'm banging my head against a wall and that's an emotion I can do without.
@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
2 May 07
Very true, BUT! think of this, you have been working to solve a plaguing problem for months, when a light bulb suddenly goes off, you scribble some things down on paper, and woola! problem solved! for instance, I have been deeply troubled about my husbands and I financial situation. for some reason, every month we end up in the hole, since we moved here. so, I got a statement from the bank, and several highlighters, and broke things down and realized we were eating out too much at the fancier restaurants, and buying way too much stuff for the month. LOL!I just found a way to save 600$ a month towards paying extra towards our truck payment, and student loans! of course, it will take a little self control on my part, and my hubbies, but it can be done! without frustration, I would have never appreciated the joy it gave me knowing that indeed I can solve some of my tougher problems.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
2 May 07
See to me that isn't so much frustration as it is determination or resourcefullness. The ability to find a solution to a problem. Frustration to me is when there isn't a solution or a way around the situation. It's not possible and that just makes things worse. Does that make sense? I am glad to hear you found a way to solve some of your financial difficulty. That is always a good thing to have happened.
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@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
3 May 07
Oh yes! well thank you! I have learned no matter how much you make, a budget is important. and, yes, the resourcefulness is appropriate, but sometimes it takes frustration with the situation to actually be resourceful, I think. It was funny how a 6 month problem was solved in less than an hour. that is called, procrastination.LOL!
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@Darkwing (21588)
2 May 07
I wouldn't eliminate a single one. Why? Because personal emotions are what make you who you are and I'm happy with me at last, with what I've accumulated over the years. My friends stick with me for who I am, and those who are not so keen on me, don't. I am not afraid to show my emotions, in fact, I pride myself in my sensitivity towards other people. A very interesting subject, Saralee. Brightest Blessings.
@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
2 May 07
hey, thank you! I always like to share my better subjects with Mylot, of course!:)
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@evelynlyp (788)
• Japan
2 May 07
First of all I'll point out that grief and sorrow are the same things. I would take them away because this is the emotion that never fully goes away. Its still there somewhere. When something triggers it you can start crying about it.
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@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
2 May 07
Um, actually, Sorrow and Grief are merely synonyms to each other, as happiness is to joy. grief implies sorrow, or an immediate response, and Sorrow implies distress, sadness or regret. if they were the same things, that would make it confusing, you think? they each have their valued meanings. LOL! -Websters dictionary online, and a little help of the Wikipedia!
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• India
2 May 07
i would say that emotions are a part of our life.they reflect our true personality or you can say our true self.emotions teach us how to move ahead in our life.there are ups and downs in life.people may leave you even your own reflection but not emotions.they are always with you and they makes us strong and shows us the way to move ahead. happiness and joy makes us feel gud and gives us that inspiration.similarly sorrow, grief makes us cry but in that way in the back side they make us strong to confront any odds. there are some ingredients that make up a person and his personality.among them emotions are a part.so i would like to stick to all the emotions i have in me.but ya i would like to be in control of them.sometimes more of anything is bad.
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• United States
2 May 07
I don't want to get rid of any of my emotions, but I do want to become more in control of them. Run a way emotions can cause a great deal of pain and harm, both to the person with the emotion and the recipients of the fallout. I prefer to 'act' upon my emotions rather than 'react' to them.
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@Jennifer21 (2476)
• United States
2 May 07
The emotion I would like to eliminate would be anger. Why? Because anger is never a good emotion no matter what. i hate being angry, which I tend to get alot due to the fact of my illness, bipolar. I hopefully will succeed in my wish to eliminate my anger emotion due to the fact that I am on meds.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
3 May 07
what an interesting topic! and in all honesty I would get rid of any of them...Why? because they all serve their purpose and without one you cant fully appreciate the other meaning if you dont truly know, for example, sorrow/sadness then you really cant truly know happiness....if you dont really know anger then you cant really know calm and so on.....As much as some emotions can be or are troublesome, they all are necessary IMO....
@twils2 (1812)
• United States
3 May 07
I'm not sure that this is an emotion or not but I would really like to get rid of indifference. My a.d.d. makes it real hard to make disissions and I would love to get over this. Take care!!