I have rethought emotions since taking the red pill and I now view them as tools to be used, as opposed to my previous belief that they were things out of my control. For example, I now designate anger as a tool to be used when exercising. I do my best to not react out of anger when somebody does something that makes me mad, and instead save it for a later time. When I go to the gym and I'm about to do a set I recall what the person said and use all my anger then to lift the weights. I have found using this method for anger has proven to be more effective towards my goals than just exploding on some drunk dickhead at a party would have been. If your goal was to explode at rude drunkards at a party then I'd say save your anger for when that situation arises and knock him out (usually doesn't end well for anyone involved in my experience).
Aside from anger, I try to use other strong emotions such as love, jealousy, lust, etc. to achieve my goals as opposed to running my life. I use love to improve my relationship with my parents who have earned it and to cultivate friendships that will be beneficial to me as opposed to blowing all my love on somebody who will take it and give nothing in return (I did this alot in the past and it drained me emotionally). I try to focus hate on habits that keep me from achieving my goals. I try to focus emotions that impact me negatively such as lust and sadness towards creative outlets such as music and drawing. I'm posting this because I am wondering if anyone else views emotions like this, and if not how do you view emotions?