I think frustration is the most horrible emotion one can have, and the most infuriating.
Having one of those days right now, I can’t concentrate at work, just staring at the screen. I can’t say the reason aloud here, let’s just say it’s something quite personal.
Feels like screaming and smashing the monitor and keyboard and just walking away. Almost pulling my hair right now. So instead I took a break and is sipping some tea.
Sadness can be dealt with – cry.
Anger too can be dealt with- I mostly try to turn my anger constructively, by taking out everything in my room and arranging it back properly.
But frustration, oh boy, cannot be tamed, it seems.
At a certain point though, I asked myself, is there any point in being grumpy right now. I had a conflicted emotion right there. Working myself to make me grumpier felt sort of right , while the logical part of the brain said that’s not good.
Why would I want to infuriate myself? Why was the brain designed that way?
Come to think of it, WHY DO WE EVEN HAVE EMOTIONS?
From an evolutionary point of view, I can understand the rationale behind fear, and to some extend, happiness and sadness.
Is frustration an extension to sadness as well? What about anger?