I just read my husband's excellent post on just one of the many current scourges upon the world in this time - what I have come to call the "cult of feelings" Far too many in our times have lost what so many in the past once took as a truth - that reason and the will must rule the emotions. The higher self must rule over the lower more base part of ourselves. Our will to live in virture must rule the physical desires of the body to wallow in passion. Emotions have their place, but they ought never to rule the soul.
Over my desk at work I have a list of things our Lord said to St. Faustina - one statement sums it up nicely:
"Do not be guided by feeling, because it is not always under your control; but all merit lies in the will."
~Our Lord Jesus Christ to St. Faustina.