Inside Out movie has incredible amount of emotional lessons which we can definitely learn from. Everyone has different amounts of emotion.
We have 5 basic emotions:
Particularly, I think Sad can be Empathy. She reserves sensitivity for others and for her own self-defense. If Sadness is too much, it will make a person self-centered. If less of Sadness, then other characters shall dominate.
Some peoples have highest amount of Happy, making them a very jovial person when situation requires a little bit of sensitivity.
Others may have Disgust more, making them skeptical human being at times. If Disgust is there too much, it will make the person narcissistic and stubborn like Trump, thus may not able to enjoy life.
Some person have Angry to be their dominant character which project Anger in ways that we can predict and in some cases, unpredictable.
Meanwhile, Fear, if it is working with Sad and Disgust, will choose to hide behind curtain and no one know what is his/her depressing activity. But if Fear works with Happy, Fear can be a thrilling actor.
5 top ways to manage our inside-out.
At first, I thought Happy was the metaphor hero. At last, it was Sad that managed to encounter brutal reality which Happy and other characters were less suitable to face. Actually, there is no winning emotion in this movie. ‘Everyone’ play their parts accordingly.
Emotion is a hormonal or biochemical drive, that derived from thoughts with action as end product. It is a deep-seated layer in us that no one else know, exist to protect us. Anger, Fear, Disgust, Happy and Sad are there to protect our sane, our intelligence insecurity, our well-being.
Thoughts are trainable. Hence, emotion is manageable. If thoughts are not regulated, we can get stress out easily. When stressful, practice to shift depreciated mental to appreciated frame. Accept the problem, love ourselves, forgive ourselves, be grateful, determine to let it go and move forward before emotion cycles wrong thought value.
If you ask me how to regulate the mind, I would suggest to start with these top 5 things in life; get balance nutrition (self-prepared is better), adequate hydration, 6-7 hours of good sleep, exercise regularly and meditate.