Yet, when it starts hurting you, it is time to pull back from feeling too much. The 21st century will be perhaps known as a point of emotional and sensory awakening for many. This is absolutely a vital spiritual change, an awareness and independence that is awe inspiring and a superb sign of the heart in human nature.
There is a comfort that there is some empathy and humanity left in this world. Yet, it may help us to realize that empathy is not always helpful in that it is possibly not intimate enough to be understood on a personal, reciprocal basis. There are many people that do not get included in mass changes, that are still misunderstood, if not more so. What happened to the world for them?
There is a place for emotion, there is a place for authenticity, yet there is also a place for trying to face the intolerable in the onslaught of misfortune. Can one, should one continue to feel when the problem is continuous and may be permanent? When mired in suffering it is possible to survive by not constantly acknowledging being mired in misfortune. One can and must protect oneself from feeling too much.
Energy can be directed or channeled through music, work, sexuality, food and art. These are natural unconscious expressions of the self that may not spiral back on us. These are non-indulgent natural survival tools for redirecting the emotional intensity. We need to look after our own personal well-being when we need to acknowledge personal instincts, in order to survive in the onslaught of everyone else’s emotional states and sometimes, their collective madness and sometimes, mob mentality.
I would say that much of this emergence for personal and private freedoms has produced a change and possibly some improvements. Some of us wonder: is this a natural progression and should we be patient? Will the net benefit occur at a much later date?
For five years I have been watching us with hope and expectation express our sadness. It is a study of human nature – our humiliations, our failures, our ineptitudes and our weaknesses. But to some extent the actual problems, the inherent humiliations, the failures, the sadness and the ineptitudes have not abated at all, and have in fact gotten far worse for so many. Perhaps that is humanity, though the reminder of some social decorum will help us survive.
Emotional enthrallment can be addictive and alluring, even dangerous. So one has to ask, even though I would feel that mass emotional states are fascinating and important, how long do they last? Will the cause be treated? Will this unrest one day assuage our suffering? Why is my input not helping? Has my personal expression hurt or helped our human cause? Have we validated our need to express ourselves so much that we follow others without acknowledging our own emotional states? Are we being emotional copycats? Have we now lost our own emotional states to the masses?
One of the most prolific and the bravest female writers of all time, Ayn Rand, who coined the word ‘Collectivism’ wrote “the notion that “Anything society does is right because society chose to do it,” is not a moral principle, but a negation of moral principles and the banishment of morality from social issues. The notion of “collective rights” (the notion that rights belong to groups, not to individuals) means that “rights” belong to some men, but not to others — that some men have the “right” to dispose of others in any manner they please – and that the criterion of such privileged position consists of numerical superiority.”
So if others ‘feel’ it, is does not mean you have to listen to the larger majority or the collective. It may preclude your own superior rights as an individual. If you have to not feel it, and that is the way you survive the majority emotional drive, so be it.
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