making our own hell

We often catastrophize a situation into being. There is no problem, just our feelings, which we elevate into a dramatic reaction.

There is an option to approach your perceived problem constructively, but intense emotion clouds and obscures.

This implies that hell is to be trapped in your feelings, unable to see beyond yourself, merely reacting with more emotion.

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