Dated 20 feb 2010:
Life sometimes seems to be going completely out of hands. You are surrounded by thousands of challenges and you do not seem to know where to begin. death is the biggest one among them. To handle death is not an easy task, no matter how experienced you are. It puts you off your track. A heavy weight rests at the bottom of your heart and you cannot just get rid of it. And that is the time when the flood gates open. You seem to remember every damn thing that has happened to you which was not supposed to happen. The thought process becomes too abstract and fundamental questions begin to pop up in the head. And the answers to these do not exist or our brain cannot synthesis or imagine it. It is limited in that capacity, it can ask good questions but not generate commensurate answers to those questions. Some say its not what life is about. Life is about small things, small happiness, small setbacks, etc, etc, but i feel that its just some fairy tale that you have woven to avoid the other real questions.
Pain, suffering, setback and every negative thing has to be seen through a looking glass. A glass that blocks these negativities which manifest themselves as emotions and lets you look at life in an objective way. If you can learn to do this then you can very well deal with all these problems. This is where the logic comes in. It gives you a set of guidelines through which you can see a situation, kinda like looking glass. The situation can then be tackled much more effectively and quickly. Of course, this glass will be opposed by primal emotions like anger but eventually you will be able to deal with it without creating much problems to others. It requires patience and perseverance so as to be able to develop this ability. But then again, its just one method to deal with the problems faced and not THE method.