I remembered our “Bloodchild”-spawned conversation about inoculating ourselves in the face of fear, worry, and anxiety when I came across this Scientific American article titled “Negative Emotions are Key to Well-Being.”
Eudaemonic approaches, on the other hand, emphasize a sense of meaning, personal growth and understanding of the self—goals that require confronting life’s adversities. Unpleasant feelings are just as crucial as the enjoyable ones in helping you make sense of life’s ups and downs. “Remember, one of the primary reasons we have emotions in the first place is to help us evaluate our experiences,” Adler says.
Read the article–is there anything you draw from it that you can apply to your writing, thinking, growing experience in this course?