Professional Development

17 - Self-management I
Let's move on to talking about controlling our own emotions, which is to control urges or to be able to relieve your own anxiety, to feel an appropriate feeling or to act at the right time. It is to increase your self-control, to be able to resist emotional turbulence, all of which have been praised virtues since the time of Plato. The aim is not to suppress emotions - we have commented on this and will insist on this statement - for a life deprived of emotions would be to live in neutral, isolated from the richness of life itself. It is therefore necessary to feel emotions that are appropriate under the circumstances. Lack of emotion leads to boredom and apathy, and when they are uncontrolled and persistent, they become pathological.