Now that Im into my 50's and heading towards empty-nester status..... now what? Afterall, I am Still Standing!
Friday, December 17, 2010
How deeply do you feel?
Okay, so this is just something that I've been thinking about a lot lately. I am interested in getting some feed back from some of you abou it. Since we can only feel what we individually feel then how can we really know? What I am talking about is if some people feel things more deeply than others. It seems that in my lifetime I have been surrounded at times by people who feel things very deeply and then by others who do not feel things so intensely. So, what is it? Do people actually feel things more intensely than others or are some people just more expressive or emotional? What do you think? I know when I compare myself to my husband I definately feel like when I feel things they are more intense than when he does. However, I am a woman and he is a man and that in and of itself explains a lot. But when it comes to people in general...do some people actually feel things deeper than others? And why? And what are we supposed to do about that? Are we to learn to control those intense emotions or feelings or are we supposed to let them cause us to take action in our lives. I know this may be just a weird thing to think about but, every once in a while I do think about this kind of thing. Maybe it just depends on the situation. Maybe some people feel more deeply about certain things. But then there seem to be the kind of people who just feel deeply about everything. Is it our experience that causes this to be so or are we just born this way? Maybe I am answering my own question. Maybe there is just not one straight answer for this deep feeling thing. I just wonder why it is I guess. I guess it is a good thing that Mike doesnt feel as deeply about things as I do because he is often the voice of reason or the calm in the storm for me. I think that is a good thing...right?
On the other hand, I wonder sometimes if I went with some of my intense feelings, would I have accomplished more in my personal life? I have always kind of been a person who plays it safe, so maybe Mike helps me keep that "safe" place that deep down I want to stay in. Okay, now I am getting too carried away with this subject.