We can balance our emotions with the help of the environment.
What I mean by “environment” is our society and its influences, that we can surround ourselves with such influences that will guide us on how to direct the emotions that awaken in us.
For instance, we know the example of peer pressure, when our friends tell us to do or not to do something, and their influence makes us follow their recommendations. Using this force of our surrounding environment, we can choose our environment—the kinds of people, media and values we surround ourselves with—and accordingly change our attitude toward certain emotions.
We can then build our intellect with our social influences. Our desires constantly grow, and we correspondingly need to build a greater and greater intellect with which we can deal with our growing desires.
Adjusting our environmental influences in order to build the intellect so that we can best deal with our growing desires is the essence of education. It is what we need to teach the younger generation, that we can balance our emotions with our intellects, and by doing so, come to see our perfect state in life.
We should thus try to find an environment that would be able to supplement our constantly-surfacing emotions in a certain direction. Our environment should act as a damper, helping us mediate our inner excitements and eruptions, bringing them to a state where we would be able to realize them—but to realize them in ways that benefit both ourselves and others.
In other words, we need to examine ourselves in relation to our environment, whether the environment accepts what we want to do. If we find that our desires match those of the environment, then we can continue realizing our desires. We can then determine that we can carry out what we want to do, that it will benefit both us and those around us, and that everything will turn out just fine if we go ahead and realize our desires.
This is how we can balance our emotions—by learning how to balance between our intellect and our emotions via our surrounding environment.
𝘉𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘰 “𝘛𝘏𝘐𝘚 𝘐𝘴 𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘉𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘌𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴” 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘒𝘢𝘣𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘋𝘳. 𝘔𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘦𝘭 𝘓𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘮𝘢𝘯. 𝘞𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘮/𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘒𝘢𝘣𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘋𝘳. 𝘔𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘦𝘭 𝘓𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘮𝘢𝘯.