Guy Claxton writes in Live and Learn: An Introduction to the Psychology of Growth and Change in Everyday Life,

If we cut out feelings, then we create experience that is safe but flat. People who go in for this in a big way may come to complain of emotional isolation or deadening of affect, of having squeezed out the fun, the love and the spontaneity along with the anxiety.. The wall that was built to keep out foes and poisons is found to isolate us from friends and from nourishment as well.

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