Inside out is a movie about 11-year-old Riley whose family has recently moved from her old house in Minnesota to San Fransisco.
She misses her previous house immensely, the games they played, her old school and friends…..this movie is about how all her emotions work optimally in order for her to feel in place.
The movie intricately illustrates how dominant emotions like joy, sadness, anger, fear, and disgust play an important role in giving you the final output of how you feel. Also their role in how we perceive memories and our relationships with other people are hugely dependent on them.
The movie takes a turn on how the girl tries to suppress her emotion sadness of missing her previous life with make-do joy, she has an emotional breakdown. She is numb and unable to process anything until she allows herself to feel the sadness again.
ALL our emotions are important and we should always allow ourselves to feel all emotions. If you believe you should always be happy and jolly, you are always going to suppress emotions like sadness, anger, fear, and disgust and that is going to harm you in the long run.
I believe you can feel all emotions as well as not allow yourself to be controlled by them with sufficient practice. And living is all about learning that art.