I often here people say im man im pissed that person made me upset, they will go through out there whole day dwelling on how this person  put them in this state of mind hell i used to think like this as well and  then it came to me im in control after all these are  my emotions  and there for i can control them.  so the next time i came across someone who i did not care for i would acknowledge  that i did not care for them but would remind my self that it is up to me how i feel. over time i have mastered my emotions. do people still piss me off? fuck yes they do but i do not dwell on it and i do not blame them for my state  of thought. you and me are in full controll of how we act towards   outhers and how we feel. there are  times in our life when you do need to get pissed off when you do need to get angry and do something. but most of the time it is  just your perception on this person and this person this bane of your life will go on to act like a shit among others believe me you are not   special.

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Comment by John Camilli on September 27, 2011 at 5:20pm

I almost want to cite you the hundreds of articles I have saved on my harddrive - evidence that humans are not in control of themselves, but I am not being compelled to do so. Instead I will simply give you my opinion based on my research.


There are scores of experiments in the last few decades that illustrate that not only are humans not in as much control of themselves as they think they are, but that they may have absolutely no control over themselves at all, and that control is only an illusion. There are several dozen experiments with the simple goal of predicting human responses, and they have ALL been successful at predicting outcomes with greater than random accuracy, before the humans giving the responses are aware of having made a "choice." The general consenusus of scientists is becoming that humans tend to call themselves responsible for an action once they become aware of the deterministic path leading up to an end result that they desire (or don't desire). However, the causal action does not start with their awareness. The idea that humans can start a causal chain is in contradiction to the basic principals on which all science is founded. Energy is conserved, not created or destroyed. In order for an action to originate in a human, and therefore be the responsibility of that human (otherwise known as soft-determinism), humans would have to be Gods capable of creating something from nothing, and all science would have to be wrong.


If humans are responsible for their emotional states as you claim, where does the impetus for an emotion start, and how does the human create it? If it is not created by the human feeling it, then that person cannot be called responsible or in control of it.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on September 23, 2011 at 7:55pm
emotion overload might lead to the end of everything you know
emotional check might reveal emotional wreck.

there's no guarantee online that people say or show who they are are who they are; follow that?
anyhow. enjoy the blogs! shits blowin' up blogside tweet chaos side in mexico so i hear on npr
Comment by Azel Praer on September 22, 2011 at 11:08pm
thanks Lana i will give the book a look take it easy @will you are in control of your emotions in every aspect over stating something does not Warrant  a fact
Comment by Lana on September 22, 2011 at 6:18pm
The most helpful book on that subject that I have seen is called 'Crucial Conversations'.  It basically says that you take ownership of your emotions and can choose how you react to situations by controlling your self-talk.  I highly recommend it.  It's completely secular and based on research of workplace interactions.  It's also highly applicable to one's personal life.

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