Purging All Emotion 19 replies

  • 1
  • 2

Please wait...

Andron Taps Forum Mod

Faktrl is Best Pony

261,592 XP

10th September 2007

4 Uploads

21,746 Posts

1,754 Threads

#1 4 years ago

I've been working on ways to somehow achieve this on some level. One way I've experimented with before is thinking like Legion, the Geth from Mass Effect 2.

Trying to essentially filter thoughts similar to how a computer would execute lines of code and verify and compare information and output a response based on those iterations.

It's...tentative, at best. But short of neurosurgery, it's the best I've got for now =p


"I'd shush her zephyr." ~ Zephyr.



Guest

I didn't make it!

0 XP

 
#2 4 years ago

Bottling up emotions usually does Bad Things (tm). They suck sometimes, but in my experience it's better to deal with them sooner rather than later. Shutting them out is hard, and doesn't tend to improve much, except to give temporary relief from having to deal with them. 500 grams of Ice cream should be taken orally when addressing them.




Guest

I didn't make it!

0 XP

 
#3 4 years ago

Chocolate ice-cream in particular. A good nap helps me when dealing with stuff, but I can see how a nap would be difficult for most people. And I'm the one supposed to be hyper.




Guest

I didn't make it!

0 XP

 
#4 4 years ago

Ben and Jerry's half baked is the only option.




Guest

I didn't make it!

0 XP

 
#5 4 years ago

A cafe here has started serving Ben & Jerry's. Of course, everything here is way overpriced (tourist area in a country with financial crisis) so I doubt I'll be buying anytime soon.




DarthParrot

UDRWLLATTSBFSE=p

50 XP

26th August 2007

0 Uploads

4,371 Posts

0 Threads

#6 4 years ago

Don't do it. I tried it, and it leads to this:

Hyperbole and a Half: Depression Part Two

Personally, feeling nothing is many times worse than feeling both the bad and the good. Doing this does build a shield to some extent, but it blocks out everything. It makes you incapable of appreciating the things you love on the same level - not just people: everything. It's extremely depressing; the hobbies and interests that once brought me joy all just seemed dull and gray to me all the time, as if there was absolutely no point in doing anything at all.

What makes things worse is that if you try to do this long enough, it becomes very difficult to regain your emotions, if you ever want them back. I'm currently in the process of rebuilding my emotional life - I am succeeding and working towards positive mental health goals - but I genuinely wish that I had never tried to bottle myself up like that. Things would have been so much easier if I had allowed myself to express everything that I was feeling in the beginning. It's hard, but personal growth requires the bravery to be able to open yourself up to vulnerability. For me, I've found that the most important thing for me to remember is to love myself, take care of myself, and to pay attention to how the things around me make me feel. Don't run away from your feelings - they are important indicators - try to understand them and what they are telling you about how you feel about your life right now. If things feel wrong, change them.

That's my two cents.




MoreGun89

55 XP

27th July 2004

0 Uploads

2,426 Posts

0 Threads

#7 4 years ago

Geth mindset for a "getting things done" day is a good thing. It gives efficiency, focus, and good coordination with others. On a day to day basis. I agree it's unhealthy :/. Parrot and Toph are right o. This one. I personally recommend tamales and a beer in place of ice cream though, but that's just how I roll :p


Mother Banhammer



Guest

I didn't make it!

0 XP

 
#8 4 years ago

I am a very emotional person by nature. I cry when I want to cry, I get angry if I feel like it, I'll think things are sad or cute, I'll fanboy, I'll laugh (though not a lot, because I'm depressed), I'll hate etc etc. That's basically the opposite of the "man" stereotype here, so it has gotten me (and still gets me) into quite a bit of trouble. It has also hurt me a lot of times, because emotions are a double-edged sword. That being said, I never wished I could purge all my emotions. Sure, sometimes, many times, they cause me pain and I wish they would just go away. However, I wouldn't be able to appreciate the good times. I wouldn't be able to be excited and hyper over meeting a new friend, I wouldn't love Inazuma Eleven, Star Wars and so many other things like I can love them now. I wouldn't be able to fanboy over my friends being awesome (and I'm very picky about my friends). And those are some things I'm willing to endure any amount of pain for. What you're saying is basically the safe approach. Never let yourself at something, never get hurt or feel happy about it. What I'm saying is the risk. You can feel an insane amount of pain and an insane amount of happiness, depending on the situation. Let me put it in a gaming example. No emotions is like DPS (Damage Per Second), you have a constant stability and don't need to worry about damage too much. VS Full emotions is like DPH (Damage Per Hit), you can either get the min end or the max end, depending on how you hit.




Crusader

Hallelujah! Glory to God!

50 XP

18th March 2008

0 Uploads

1,079 Posts

0 Threads

#9 4 years ago

So you're trying to brew yourself into a nutcase?




Andron Taps Forum Mod

Faktrl is Best Pony

261,592 XP

10th September 2007

4 Uploads

21,746 Posts

1,754 Threads

#10 4 years ago

Forgive me father for I have sinned, it has been x amount of time since my last confession:

Truth is: I haven't been able to feel anything beyond the most insignificant amount of anything for quite a long time now. And now I want to remove the last little bit.

Crusader;5737953So you're trying to brew yourself into a nutcase?

Too late!


"I'd shush her zephyr." ~ Zephyr.



  • 1
  • 2