I know I’m dominating you with my normative behavior and talk, but here’s why this is regressive:

I don’t think acknowledging that emotions occur and are valid responses to what is occurring means you have to drag a conversation down. We are animals, not robots: dismissing the emotional impact of things doesn’t remove that impact or stop the responase. Its just another way for one to assert power and dismiss another. Emotions are valid and important aspects of human life and culture and culturally indoctrinated responses (such as yours) are a part of that.

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