Emotions can be self validating
In "planking" photos and videos, participants seek to stay frozen in a horizontal plank position as they balance on a flagpole, over a cliff, or on top of a sleeping tiger.
For "choking" videos, young people strangle one another to the point of collapse and, sometimes, death.” ― “It was music first of all that brought us together.
I get it.” ― “Dehadhyas (the belief that ‘I am the body’) is to continue believing you are someone that you really are not.
Extreme sports clips are competing on the same sensationalist scale and result in popular classics such as "tire off the roof nut shot" and "insane bike crash into sign." Daring quickly overtakes what used to be skill.
Emotions can be a lot like unruly children in need of attention.
The older and wiser me has learned to be very aware of my emotions and to check in with myself on several levels before allowing them to have the final say.
Here are some of the lessons I’ve learned over the years to help me manage my emotions rather than allowing them to lead the way.
What he valued most was broad melody, and in particular whatever gave a singer the chance to display the sensuous qualities of his voice.
During the years of his apprenticeship he bore our criticisms and jokes with resignation, but as he learned more about music – and about the history of art in general – he gained in self-confidence and found reasons to justify his predilections.
Not interrogating the hungry pain body, but just confirming. He practised neither painting not sculpture, nor was he a professional writer; for his few critical essays, remarkable as they were as proofs of his taste and judgement, did not amount to much – and anyway Serge hated the business of writing.