But how much control
do we really have over our emotion
? Consider the way that society
is put together in this day and age
: we are assaulted by psychobabble
, by the media
, by our fellow man
with this concept of emotion
. We have been too repressed
for too long, guilt
is bad, and it's OK to cry
-- all the old notions of carriage
were wrong, were psychologically damaging. Kids can't be shown any discipline
at all anymore, because some parents that weren't adult enought to make their children unhappy
managed to perpetuate the image that letting a child roam free
is the only way to teach them.
A person is a product of their environment -- our actions, our reactions are a matter of our upbringing (or our genes depending)-- so you grew up in a way that allowed you to ignore the taunts of others. Most would say you're emotionally scarred by that, that you can no longer have true feelings because you've walled yourself off.
It's all a matter of one's point of view.