How can we define terrorism? Terrorism is the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes. 

And how can we define emotion? As any strong agitation of the feelings actuated by experiencing love, hate, fear, etc. and usually accompanied by certain physiological changes, as increased heartbeat or respiration, and often overt manifestation, as crying or shaking.

So, the emotional terrorism is the urge to express violently our inner voice or better described as the attack that usually results in catastrophic way and damages a relationship.

Please, note that this article was inspired by Marilyn Manson and his song Killing Strangers. 

What do you mean? How am I doing this shit?

We’re killing strangers, we’re killing strangers,
We’re killing strangers, so we don’t kill the ones that we love…

Not necessarily in a literal way, we are “killing strangers” by unwittingly shifting our rage from inside targets (ourselves) to outside, because we lack the power of self-reflection to understand what is really bothering us. And, we are constantly on a fight with the personal or social non-existing euphoria.

Why is this, emotional terrorism, happening to me?

We pack demolition, we can’t pack emotion
Dynamite? We just might

This happens when a person can’t control, handle, or deal with his emotions, he might just be angry or frustrated all the time. So, instead of “packing” emotion, he chooses to pack explosives and “blow them up” on people.
So, do you suggest suppressing them?

What I suggest is, express yourself and to communicate with others. Write or draw, if words cannot easily come out of your mouth. Create something with your hands or even destroy something piece by piece. You can sing or shout. You can dance or clean the house. Keep your focus on getting rid of your energy to something else. Please, pay attention! Not on someone else, but to something else.

I suggest to start building bridges!
  1. By accepting what the situation is and your feelings towards it
  2. By defining the gap between the situations or the gap among your intentions (eg from the one hand the intention may be to express yourself, but from the other hand the intention of being understood by others, may be contradictory of unintentionally hurting them)
  3. By start building step by step the new bridge (I am going to refer to next articles how to do it)

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So, the message of this article and what you should remember is a) emotional terrorism like the mere terrorism can be dealt with proper education and acceptance b) “self-expression is a vital part of understanding life and enjoying it to the fullest” like Oliver Bowden said.

 

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