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    I tend to agree with Buddhist thought:

    cultivate good ones and eliminate unwholesome ones.

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    Being emotionless... humankind would be ruthless, efficient robots.

    Just trying to imagine being emotionless makes me feel some sort of vaccum in myself that can never be filled up.

    Shudder. It's not a nice feeling. Oh, but I wouldn't be able to feel it at all. Then I probably wouldn't even mind.

    I'm confused.

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    byebye Uber. Keep well and you be good now.
    You gave me hyacinths first a year ago;
    They called me the hyacinth girl.
    Yet when we came back, late, from the Hyacinth garden,
    Your arms full, and your hair wet, I could not
    Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither
    Living nor dead, and I knew nothing,
    Looking into the heart of light, the silence.

    --T.S Eliot, The Wasteland

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    I've given this topic some thought lately and I wondered if a pill would ever be created to suppress the emotions of wanting and experiencing love. At times it feels like an insurmountable burden to overcome. In addition, it's been foretold by different fortune tellers that I would remain outside the lives of my children. I've grown up with my own set of "daddy-issues" and if I can't be the father I want to be, I don't want to have any children. But I love children and the idea of raising them. I don't want to become one of the many successful men whose families are in tatters. The problem lies in the compromise that's required of having success in the world and the one at home. A pill would liberate me from that dilemma.
    "For a man who wants to make a profession of good in all regards must come to ruin among so many who are not good. Hence it is necessary to a prince, if he wants to maintain himself, to learn to be able not to be good, and to use this and not use it according to necessity."
    Niccolo Machiavelli

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    All of this chat of emotion being the root of motivation neglects to take into consideration the rapaciousness of many sociopaths.

    To address the OP, even the negative emotions have their place. Sociopaths are terrible at accurately predicting the consequences of their actions. This is largely because they feel no shame or regret.

    Avoiding negative emotions prompts us to develop many positive traits.
    Dost thou love Life? Then do not squander Time; for that's the Stuff Life is made of.

    -- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, June 1746 --

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    If you lived a life devoid of any emotion, would it be a life at all? Probably a boring one. I'd rather have a rapid change of emotions every minute rather than not have them at all.
    "I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better."
    - A. J. Liebling

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    Even if you had severe bipolar? I think that would make some people reconsider.
    "For a man who wants to make a profession of good in all regards must come to ruin among so many who are not good. Hence it is necessary to a prince, if he wants to maintain himself, to learn to be able not to be good, and to use this and not use it according to necessity."
    Niccolo Machiavelli

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    It would be like a world made up of robots.
    No, I wouldn't want to have sex with a laptop, thanks for asking though.

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