Human emotions and feelings are the stuff of poetry. There are certain expressions of feelings that we equate with nobility of character--love, honor, respect, friendship.

But it seems that at least since the 1960s all feelings are considered worthy of expression and exploration.

We've bought the idea that because jealousy, pain, outrage, hatred, schadenfreude, righteous indignation, and deep sadness occur "naturally," therefore they are healthy. Because we all have moments when we feel these feelings, they are...
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