I find anger and happiness are the two emotions that are simultaneously polar opposites and identically the same. On the one hand anger is spawned in the pit of upset, and it feeds off of negativity. While happiness emerges from a joyous place and grows from positivity. Yet on the other hand they both share the quality to induce reactions instantly be it good or bad; also they both have the nerve striking ability to make us cry, but I’m sure that I’m not telling you anything you haven’t heard before. I ran across a little word of good advice and felt the need to share it. “Never make a decision when you are angry and never make a promise when you are happy.”
Now how can those two emotions be the worst in assisting you in a decision or making a promise?
It’s simple in those moments we are at our weakest as people. Be it with anger; we are mentally weak and sometimes unable to clearly think things through. When angry we may make rushed decisions and that rushed decision could have lasting consequences.
Or take happiness, in our happiest moments we are so full of such a glad soul, that we are almost willing to give away everything we own, or make a promise to someone; say that you’ll work on your snappiness or your patience with very little intent of actually doing such a thing. Doing so gives someone hope only to have it taken away.
Address them differently, but do address them. With anger step away and give yourself time to clearly think it though before you are able to do something you may regret. With happiness; simply enjoy the moment don’t go looking for a cherry topper for your happiness, that way you avoid a disappointing counterpart.
What decisions did you make based on emotions?