The debate "The best way to handle your feelings is not to fight them" was started by
March 20, 2014, 5:54 pm.
13 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 2 people are on the disagree side.
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echofrommadiun posted 1 argument, Michelle_M posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
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The_writer, echofrommadiun, Michelle_M, PhoenixFires, MerciPol, laurafuna and 7 visitors agree.
tkershaw3 and 1 visitor disagree.
The best way to handle feelings is to deal with them when they occur, rather than letting them fester until they're out of control. If something seems unfair and you bite your tongue, it will only get worse. Better to be assertive and make your feelings known. There is a difference between being assertive and aggressive. People need to recognize their personalities. If you are aggressive, you need to learn to communicate more effectively. Attacking someone will not get the results you want. Maybe children should be taught communication strategies in school.
We can feel angry and stressed once in a while and they are not positive. Fighting our feelings is not the best way to handle them because it’s going to take a lot of energy and make us feel tired. Instead, we have to be able to control our feelings. Having ability to control our feelings shows that we are mature people. Besides, it’s one of signs that we possess emotional intelligence.
Well, if they are erratic and irrational feelings that might cause you to gun down everyone in a crowded room, you should probably fight them. But that's obviously extreme. I like the good 'ol British approach: stoicism and the stiff upper lip. Why are we encouraging each other to be so emotive, so expressive? I can't imagine being comfortable in a public place where men cry and women, well, cry and people always say every little thing that comes to their mind. Maybe I'm on a different track than you...