here’s a little transcript from a note conversation i had with onurcan today during precal.. wait.. i mean.. um.. during.. time.. that we were not supposed to be learning…:
onurcan: I’ve come to the conclusion that we [as in we, humanity] are tripolar. When we are happy – we are almost giddy with happiness; then there are two kinds of sadness; one is like ‘ahh.. f the world, i don’t care.’ The other is when we feel useless, – the suicidal feelings (i’m not sure if you’ve had any, but I have) and that is like rock bottom. We also change within these 3 moods a lot – just an observation of my life & others. What say you?
emma: say me – there’s more than that: the whole range of human feelings is in there. I mean.. there’s ‘estatic happiness’, like you said, then there’s ‘calm happiness’, like when nothing special happens but it’s a good day, then there’s the ‘ironic feeling,’ when everything goes to shit so you’re cynical, not really happy, not really sad. And I think sadness is better classified as ‘anger sadness’ – f the world, and ‘depressed sadness’ – suicidal. plus ‘plain sadness,’ when it’s just mildly sad. (“dammit i was really looking forward to ___, but now it’s cancelled” – but you don’t get depressed or angry)
onurcan: yea, i see what you mean, but i see what you are saying as parameratized extensions of basic feelings (happy, sad). If there was ever a way to be numb and void of feelings, I think we could make a lot of $.
emma: why is everyone coming to this conclusion all of a sudden right now??? I don’t think people realize just how much feelings play a part in everything you do… it’s what makes humans humans. Everything you say is a fact, question or feeling - your feelings on something, your opinion. Being without feelings is being w/o life.
emma: if you think about it, everything you do is cuz of a feeling. i mean.. you even work to change the world, or become famous, or just cuz you like the work… you do it because you have feelings about it!!! if you didnt have a feeling about it, you wouldnt care, therefore, wouldnt care about consequenses, therefore.. we’d all just sit around. even if someone told you to do something.. you would have no feelings about if they got mad if you didnt. i guess the only way to get anything done wuold be through the basic instincts, like fear and survival. and personally, that would be a sucky existance.. having to be beaten and starved in order to get anything done? i think i’d rather live with feelings.
yea. maybe i’ll get a few comments on this? lol.. anyway, it’s just my feelings on the subject, as of right now, today : ) . feel free to contradict.