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May 9, 2015

Negative emotions can definitely be useful and we have talked about this in several other posts. However not every time when we get angry or sad is it all that useful. The essayist Tim Kreider pointed out that physical symptoms of anger are very similar to excitement or lust and that we therefore enjoy being angry. That is why we keep supporting media that is not there to inform but infuriate us. We gladly accept. He calls this ‘they tried to fuck me but I showed them’. Yes I do this too, mostly at work. I totally get myself into that state of righteous anger. Do you get angry, judgmental or sad just for the emotional gratification of it?