Do other people make you feel things?
Do they make you feel happy or sad?
Im curious. How do they make you feel this way?
Do they say, Hey, heres a tin of sadness.
Or maybe they say, Ahh, you need a bucket of happiness. Hold on, Ive got one here you can have.
Can you find happiness or sadness on the supermarket shelves, pre-packaged and ready to go?
Shopaholics amongst you would argue that you could; however I would say you cant.
We often rely on other people to make us feel a certain way. We rely on them to do something, say something, be something in order for us to feel happy. If they dont do what we are expecting them to, we get upset, sad and hurt.
In short, we often attempt to control other people in order to control how we feel; that is, our emotions.
And when we do this, we are setting ourselves up for failure, because we cant control anyone else. We cannot force anyone to do anything or assume they will.
There is just one person we control; ourselves.
People dont make us feel certain emotions. We choose to feel them. We decide to react in a certain way. We make assumptions about what people...