Why do we have to be able to take charge of our emotions?
Because when you feel depressed, the emotion bursts and you lash out on other people.
What would you do if you were told by your boss to do something you don’t want to do or even something illegal?
Then if you do those things, what emotions would you feel?
Under those circumstances, the majority of people would feel humiliated and it would be a blow to their pride. Yet they are unable to express their anger and would be like a repressed coil-spring.
This repressed anger ends up erupting on the weak, not on those who are stronger.
If somebody tries to repress us, we need to have the ability to take charge of our emotions, enabling us to overcome them.
For this, we need to self-reflect and track down the roots of our emotions.
Your current state of mind is simply the accumulation from the past.
In other words, everyone can track down the roots of one’s entire mind: sense of humiliation, pride and loneliness, etc. Upon subtracting those roots, you can become the owner of your emotions.
When you confidently become the owner of emotions,
your job is now to take charge of the emotions as the owner of them.
However, when one fails to be the owner of one’s own emotions,
he ends up an imitator of the owner of the emotion, while hitting, criticizing and scolding others.
When you are unable to take charge of your emotions confidently, the harm is inflicted on those you care about most.
Do not be self-conscious no matter what circumstances or relationships you are in, and become the owner of your own emotions!