KH, tbh I wish I weren't human or cursed with much emotion. To me they are not very useful as I have lost much focus because of them quite often. Also much emotion should be a blessing for those who can make a different in people's lives in the grand scheme of things. Maybe the people I know of are pretty successful in their own right is because either a) excellent and/or innate emotional management skills; b) Naturally lack them; c) real sociopaths/psychopaths I suppose. Doesn't mean I will give up just yet these days but will fight through amap.
For some things I am already beyond that point but in other areas it just cycles (probably no one understands what I mean lol).
Agreed that worrying about it so much doesn't help.
Also I don't know very many people who thrive on issues unless they know/feel they can win every time or (going on a limb) have an addiction or something for such, idk. So yes, I can see trying to help others or being involved with others with their issues in some way can be a diversion. Probably, why some therapists and the like really throw themselves into their jobs because e.g. want to avoid dealing with anything in their own lives at all. Ok, yes I remember a night class classmate I chatted with on my way home long ago who indeed wants to major in psychology partially for that reason. I hope she is either on her way or now working in the field.
Yes I am indeed having green tea.