Is so that we can feel happy.
Think about it, opposite feelings or emotions are necessary for us to realise our feelings. For example, if you’re not hungry, you won’t really be able to feel content after a meal, or enjoy the food you’re eating. If you’ve never been poor, you cannot fully appreciate what it is to be rich. If you have never feared, you won’t know what it is to feel safe. If the spot is not itchy, scratching it will not make you feel satisfied!
So, we need to feel sad in order to feel happy. Think about this the next time you feel sad. Then when you’re happy afterwards, enjoy it fully, knowing that you fully deserve to feel happy.
Crazy as it may be, we humans strive on being emotional. That’s why we love drama, comedy, love stories, fantasies, etc… they are all there to bring out emotions in us and we call it entertainment! Look at roller-coaster rides and horror films. Why do we put ourselves through stuff like that? The fear gives us an adrenaline high, which then amplifies the next emotions of relief and create an energy surge.
We are just emotion junkies.
So, to quote the Monty Python…
“Always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the light side of life
If life seems jolly rotten
There’s something you’ve forgotten
And that’s to laugh and smile and dance and sing
When you’re feeling in the dumps
Don’t be silly chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle – that’s the thing
Life’s a piece of shit
When you look at it
Life’s a laugh and death’s a joke, it’s true
You’ll see it’s all a show
Keep ‘em laughing as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you”