We’ve all heard the
advice about how to deal with emotions
A good friend’s favorite advise is “Don’t
forget, feelings are real, but they don’t necessarily reflect reality.”
Whether he was telling me or I heard him telling someone else, I would smile.
Knowing its truth from easily recalled memories where my emotions got the
better of my understanding of the current situation and I went off the rails,
in the moment, or stoked down the immediate explosion to vent later.