There is a concept in computer science of something called a ‘No Operation’. The simple idea is for a system to not change “state” when it receives a NOP instruction.
If you think of humans as a system where things that happen in life, relationships, birth, death, love, heartbreak whatever are all a source of sending you instructions through your own feelings of joy, pain, sadness, whatever, then something that I read recently makes a lot of sense. It was a quote, but not in the exact words, it meant something like “humans are the only beings that feel happy or sad because they think they can tell the difference between how things are and how things are supposed to be”.
I like the thought and it makes me wish for something. Right now I really want a NOP on my feelings. I don’t want to feel happy or sad or anything right now…maybe for a few days..maybe for a few months. I am just tired of these instructions and my system needs a reboot.