How emotions were made
Teenage boy was given this as a title for his English class. He launched into a story about how emotions didn’t exist until they sprang up, uninvited, in direct response to circumstances and evil acts.
Is it true that all of our emotions are responses to our surroundings? It figures. After all, how many of us actually invite the onset of tears damaging our line of vision, or an eternal supply of snot to the nose, or the strong desire to high-five someone’s face with a chair?
The movies— a justifiable, truthful source of why things happen the way they do—agree with my son’s theory. Just think of all the scenes in which you hear the words:
YOU made me angry.
YOU made me feel like cr*p.
If you hadn’t . . .
So now that I have taken you through a long, exhaustive study on the facts, I would suggest that dear son’s story is true, therefore the reason why I feel
Is simply because . . .
IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT.