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To Suppress Emotion or Not, That is My Question

November 19, 2010
By Mistraven GOLD, Brookton, Maine
Mistraven GOLD, Brookton, Maine
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Divine help me, I'm An Athenian In a school of Spartans!

Emotions. the interesting little oddities that make life worth living, But is it possible to live without them? In Gene Roddenberry’s “Star Trek” series The fictional humanoid race known as the “Vulcans” use certain techniques to suppress all emotion and totally embrace logic. Is this stark philosophy even possible? Is it, at all, possible to completely suppress all emotion and, by doing so, become impartial to everything and anything. Judges would not have to excuse themselves form active duty because of an emotional standpoint, police would not be blinded by their own emotional baggage during a case or suddenly be sickened by the sight of a mutilated corpse.

Personally, and almost everyone I know agrees with me, think that emotions are the things that make life worth living. In the late 1980 to the early 1990s A study was done on children in Russian orphanages. Many of the children were left half naked in their own filth with an emotional disorder called RAD(Reactive attachment disorder). The children had little to no emotion because they did not learn how to react to peoples advances. All in all emotions can and will get the better of you if you let them, but that is no reason to suppress any emotion all the time.

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I will be the first to admit that this is not my best work, but apart from the randomness of it all, just hear the message I am trying to get across.

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on Dec. 6 2011 at 9:11 am
TheCapturedBat GOLD, Belen, New Mexico
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If all else perished and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.
-- Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

I agree completely