Plainly and simply, an emotional reaction is never justified.
“You are the sky,” observed Pema Chodron. “Everything else—it’s just weather.” Oh, how we love to talk about the weather. And to do so with the ardency of children in a sandbox.
There is no truth in an emotion. The word emotion, derived from the Latin for agitate, indicates a disturbance. Truth is the awareness of an emotion. Love is not an emotion. It’s imperturbable.