Is there a way to just stop feeling emotions?

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by winduptoy, Nov 18, 2012.

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  1. winduptoy

    winduptoy Active Member

    Is there a way to just shut off feelings? Good and bad? I don't want to feel love because that leads to feeling dependent. I don't want to feel secure because that just means someone can take it away from me.

    I could avoid killing myself if I could just stop feeling things.
  2. Moat

    Moat Banned Member

    Unfortunately not; if there was any such way, then we just would not be Human and thus, might as well be simply automatons, going about our daily 'lives' without a soul or any real purpose. To me, that rather defeats the whole point of being alive. The best anyone can do is accept the good emotions with the bad and just try and make do the best that they can on a daily basis and leave things such as worrying about the future or what other people think to obscurity, because you cannot change anyone, only yourself and ultimately, the World around you is only what you make for yourself, so instead of thinking negatively about falling into dependance on others or betrayed, let yourself go to the World and see what it gives you, because you simply cannot live a meaningful life with only one without the other or grow without both kinds of experiences.
  3. silent_chaos

    silent_chaos Well-Known Member

    I know exactly how your feeling. I have no great or witty answer, but what i use is distraction. Talking about your feelings help too.
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