Emotions come to us easily. They change too. Within minutes, or maybe seconds too. We portray them in a variety of ways. Depending on our hormones, our moods... At times, i'm happy, the next moment-saddened by a particular event. Or feeling bored because there's nothing to do. Or when i'm in no mood to do anything.
Why do we always tag the word with something sad? We don't use it when we are high on happiness(my opinion).
Being emotional often signifies a person who is weepy, somebody who sheds tears at the mention of a disturbing tale. This is quite incomplete. Nobody would like themselves to be called emotional, with respect to my above sentence.
All of us are emotional. There are no qualms attached to being called sentimental for that matter. I guess we should accept melancholy in the same manner by which we take in happiness. If a beaming face depicts joy(which is an emotion in itself), a grief-stricken look also showcases emotion. It's just that there is some difference in both of them.
Emotions\sentiments are necessary. It's an integral part of our being, our mind. Without which, we could have never loved our dear ones the way we do. We could have never shared our moments of bliss or that of gloom.
There couldn't have been an iota of satisfaction if it were so. Our world wouldn't have been exciting or enjoyable as we expect it to be.
Emotions requires some amount of appreciation in it's direction. It certainly does.