Every day we experience many different emotions. We meet new people and learn new things. We rely on our emotions to make friends or enemies. It is what defines us as humans but what some people don’t notice is that our emotions can lead to our own destruction. So, why exactly were we given these emotions if they cause a wide range of effects depending on your personality and your experiences? Simple. We’re only human and it’s impossible to show no emotion. No matter how “tough” you are, there’s always going to be at least one thing that will trigger a random emotional response. It may be recalling the loss of a loved one, listening to music, daydreaming, sleeping. There’s so many different causes that i’d be sitting here forever trying to name them all.
Sometimes life can be tough and our emotions would deal with it in a negative way. We may often find ourselves falling into an endless pit of despair; like the world is going to end when in reality, it’s not. Our emotions cloud our brain and make things seem worse than they really are. Now I’m not saying that we should discard our emotions but we need to make sure that we have full control over them in order not to lose sight of what is real and what is just an illusion. Today I got to spend time with one of my most cherished friends. Her and I can relate in many ways. We’ve been hurt a lot but we still stand strong. We have our emotions to tank for that but without the power of willpower, our emotions would be set free and corrupt our mind and hearts. We understand each other’s pain but underneath all that fire and burning is a shiny gem that is waiting to be discovered. A diamond in a pile of coal.
“God knows what is hiding in this world of little consequence
Behind the tears, inside the lies
A thousand slowly dying sunsets
God knows what is hiding in those weak and drunken hearts
Guess the loneliness came knocking
No one needs to be alone, oh singin'”
– Birdy –
Behind the tears… inside all those lies… all that hurt. There is always a shining gem that keeps that person going. It’s their eternal flame that cannot be extinguished no matter what. Even the darkest people who are corrupted by darkness have a gem inside of them. There are those exist that have their gems ripped out of their being. Those people are at a point where all they know is true despair. Suicide in other terms. Their emotions have spiraled out of control and their last resort is eternal darkness where no one could reach them.
We are human and we were born with these emotions. You either let them destroy you or transform them to become a weapon.