XII. The Ups and Downs of Emotion

Each emotion has its advantages as well as its disadvantages, but as Sith it is my opinion that we can better overcome the disadvantages and put the advantages to use for a maximum of benefit, be it for yourself or others. I think mindful awareness of the self is key to productively utilizing one’s emotions, and from personal experience I would advise you to gain a decent understanding of yourself before you choose to begin toying with your emotions and passions. To give a few short examples….

Anger
*Advanatages(If anger is properly controlled)
-increased physical strength
-increased mental focus on a specific person, event, feeling, etc.
-increased self-control
-increased (but possibly temporary) connection to the Force
-Increased willingness to do things you couldn’t otherwise bring yourself to do.
*Disadvantages(If anger is not properly controlled)
-“Tunnel Vision”, you become so focused that you see only what you wish to see
-Your judgement is clouded
-If you believe you have more control over anger than you really do, you will become over-confident
-Can lead to poor health when used excessively
-Increased willingness to do things you couldn’t otherwise bring yourself to do.

Hate
*Advantages(If hate is properly controlled)
-Determination without restriction(Ruthlessness)
-Increased Concentration & Focus
-Increased willingness to do things you couldn’t otherwise bring yourself to do.
*Disadvanatges(If hate is not properly controlled)
-Increased willingness to do things you couldn’t otherwise bring yourself to do.

Fear
*Advantages(If fear is kept in check)
-Heightened awareness
-A burning desire to be safe or ok(for lack of a better word)
*Disadvantages(If fear is not kept in check)
-Paranioa
-Loss of focus
-Physically shaky

Love
*Advantages(If Love is kept in check)
-Undescribable ruthlessness
-The ability to do something your completely against
-A connection with the person or object you love
*Disadvantages(If Love is not kept in check)
-Sacrificing vital things for reasons unknown to you, such as: dieing in the place of a loved one, giving up a home, money or a good reputation, etc.

Understand, my short discourse on the pros and cons of love, fear, anger, and hate are meant only to illustrate a point, point being that no emotion can be considered a “negative” emotion. Any and all emotions are positive. The problem is that certain emotions can be percieved as negative if your perception of them is blurred.

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