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I was bold in conveying the image of adults as intelligent, reasonable and compassionate human beings who are not beholden to the extremes of emotional reactivity.
And I left it at that.
So, if we do not react dramatically at the whim and mercy of every little issue, then how do we exist as humans? Are we to become emotionless beings walking around in perpetual poker face, where nothing affects us?
No, I don’t think so.
Having done a lot of emotional and relational work over the years, I don’t experience real drama in my life now. That does not mean, however, that I do not have feelings.
Emotions are information.
They are feelings that emerge within our bodies in response to the circumstances of our surroundings. This information is important because it gives us cues about how to respond appropriately to the inevitable waves in the ocean of our lives.
When we are living a drama-free life, what changes is we react to our feelings.