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Saturday, October 30, 2010
Life Forces - Chapter 6 - Sadness
Probably one of the most diversified emotions is Sadness because it can be triggered by a myriad of reasons including the other emotions. It's secondary emotions are Suffering, Disappointment, Shame, Neglect and Sympathy. If we didn't have Sadness, we wouldn't have the empathy for others that makes us human. The downside of this emotion is that if it goes out of control, it can lead to depression which is not a healthy situation.
There are several somewhat mystical and/or scientific factors that some consider have bearing on our emotions, i.e. state of mind, which include biorhythms, astrology, chemical imbalance, as well as others. Bottom line is, we are very complicated creatures, indeed. Consequently, we need to be patient with everyone including ourselves during this sojourn on Earth!
Grief and sadness knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger than common joys. - Alphonse de Lamartine