More suffering is created by emotional reactivity than by emotions themselves. Emotions are fine, neither bad nor good, just passing through. Sometimes we identify with our emotions to the extent that we become them. While emotional reactivity can be understood, it cannot be justified.
Do not be deceived by their immateriality. Thoughts are things—that is, objects in the mind. This is where the drive to de-clutter originates. Ah, subtraction! Thank you, Marie Kondo. Space is love.
No one knows misery better than the man who is searching for happiness.