Why do we rate happiness as the highest level of emotion?
We are talking about the importance of mental health on the blog and how much it’s an integral part of our daily life. In the earlier post, we mentioned various emotions that comprise our mental health. These emotions are anything from being happy, sad, envious, angry, disgust etc. Well, my point of discussion is that why do we rate happiness as the highest level of emotion?
Every emotion is important in our lives and not just happiness. If you observe carefully, you want to be in a state of happiness always but that never happens. In the vicious circle of life, you go around with other emotions as well. But do you want to be in that particular emotion for long? Do we wait to be angry or feel envious like we wait to be happy?
During every other emotion, we strive hard to come back to a happy state. We make ourselves brave by saying that this sad state shall pass too and once we achieve happiness we forget all. That’s because happiness is our natural state of being. We may feel happy and peaceful without any valid reason but we feel for sure. It’s not purposed to be so but we feel good.
That’s why happiness is rated as the highest level of emotion.
But that doesn’t mean we shy away from talking about bad emotions emerging within. As happiness comes by itself, other negative emotions also make their own space in our minds. But it’s of ultimate importance to talk about your negative emotions as well.
You may not be social about your bad emotions but just need one person who makes you feel better when you talk to him/her. You will find solace in that person. Just talking about your problems to someone gives many different perspectives to the same situation and you get your solution too.
Accept that you are not feeling good
If you avoid or take time to accept that you are not fine it affects your mental health badly. The constant pressure to be happy and portray as a multi-tasker breaks you down. It’s ok to be imperfect and cry because you can’t be happy at all times. You can only work upon other emotions to come back to a happy state.
So who’s that one person in your life with whom you share your happiness and sorrow; one person who sprinkles away all your worries by just being around.
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