In an article for Scientific American, psychotherapist Tori Rodriguez pulls together some of this research, and explains the role of emotions such as anger and sadness in the human experience. Ignoring or suppressing these negative thoughts can have a range of unwanted effects on our mental health and well-being.
“Unpleasant feelings are just as crucial as the enjoyable ones in helping you make sense of life’s ups and downs,” she explains. Without the negative we cannot evaluate our experiences, or experience true sense of satisfaction
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