Simply that… ARE emotions choice? Sure they may seem uncontrollable at times, but we have the power to change perspective and reaction to situations. So what of it?
there is probably a time when we create system’s influenced by people we grow up with. once our programs are running its course then their is no choice, just trial and error. once a mind reaches rational capability it can then pick up where an error left off to reprogram.
I think emotions are not a choice but you can always choose how to react to the emotions that pop up.
What you feel is just a reaction to how your thoughts and actions align with your ambitions and values.
Whenever you feel shitty feelings, stop and look over the situation. See where you went wrong, adapt and fix it, then move on and be awesome.
It’s all in your hands, people and events can only influence it as much as you let them.
Emotions are an ingrained part of the human identity, they are more fundamental than conceptual reason; they were established by evolution as part of instinctive impulse linked to our very survival before we could think or rationally assess our situation.
I think emotions are still vital to us and will remain so, I don’t think so much as necessity but rather as one of the things that makes life worthwhile at all. Emotions can be indulged in certain cases without repercussion, and should, then other cases emotion stands as a warning but not to be allowed to influence how we process that situation, that takes discipline to control it and wisdom to know when to control it.