posted on Oct, 13 2009 @ 11:05 PM
Ah, some philosophy!
But I have to argue against it now.
We are not Vulcan...we are human. And there is a reason for having the capacities we have. Specifically here, I mean the capacities for emotion,
collected or otherwise.
We need not to control our emotions, just as we need not to control the people and things around us. We need simply to coexist with them and to also
keep them in check so they do not control us.
Let's skip the semantics over human nature.
Without passion then what would we be?
Would we be able to have art? Music? Drama?
People often romanticize the Greeks (yes, I put it that way on purpose) as a culture at the height of human potential for reason, etc.
So then why did they commonly ask at the burial ritual of one, did they live with passion?
It takes emotion to understand we need reason. Then it takes reason to understand we need emotion.
Focusing on one or the other, well, it's two sides of the same coin, as they say.
One must strive for the harmony of all things that are human.
Because what's real is real in its consequences. Truth is what you make of it. It's your truth because of perspective. So truth truly lies (yup,
said it that way on purpose as well) in the one who feels the strongest about whatever.
All things in moderation and all that jazz.