Do you sometimes expose yourselves to negative emotions simply for the thrill of experiencing the emotion?
For example, I had a buddy who lost a girlfriend to some other guy a while ago. He was pretty broken up about it and months later after she became engaged to the said fellow he refused to attend the wedding (Despite being invited) because he still was harboring feelings for the girl.
I put myself in his shoes and wondered what I would do in such a situation. And I came to the conclusion that I would have done everything I could have to attend the wedding. Seeing the girl I was in love with being married to another guy would have been absolutely heart wrenching. Had I attended I would be absolutely miserable the entire time and for weeks following... but at the same time I think I would have enjoyed it! Thats the mystery!
So that is my question, do you subject yourself to negative emotions simply for the thrill of experiencing the emotion?