I have the unpleasant feeling of despair. However, it comforts me to know that I am not the first or only person to experience this emotion. And, it is probable that every emotion I’ve ever had is not unique. I am not alone. Also, while I have experienced many emotions (as a function of time), I don’t believe I have experienced all emotions. Especially in the extreme, good or bad. Or maybe I have and I just don’t recall. For example, when, if ever, was the last time I was elated?
On the flip side, I am often stuck in an emotional rut and can’t recall NOT feeling a certain emotion. When was the last time I haven’t felt discouraged? Disappointed? I started this post with despair. It’s been a long time since I haven’t felt desperate.