Your Turbulent Emotions are Your Creative Superpower

Bradley Tucker
4 min readJun 22, 2023
By Demeter Atilla from Pexels

As we age, we tend to become less emotional. There are many reasons for this: experience, acceptance, a sense of control over our lives, among others. This reducing of turbulence allows us to be more present and more immune to the stresses of endlessly contemplating our general direction and the infinite forks on the road ahead.

This maturing brings with it some caveats, however. Aside from the obvious effect of ageing on the body and our diminished energy and physical ability, we often accrue a series of conclusions about the state of the world; our like and dislikes, our strengths and weaknesses, the type of people we connect with etc. These assumptions are drawn from our experience and ultimately leads to a narrowing of diversity in our lives.

With reduced diversity of experience, we encounter less emotional turbulence, opting for a sense of peace, safety, comfort, and familiarity. After half a lifetime of stress and challenges, it is understandable why many would prefer the latter half of their lives to be slower, and deeper.

The early part of life for many, on the other hand, is a rather tumultuous affair. We are educated for a significant portion of our young lives, with often irrelevant information that is either quickly outdated or never used again. We are indoctrinated on how to be a good…

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Bradley Tucker

Melbourne based writer, hoping to captivate, inspire and inform. Have a love affair with poetry, travel writing and philosophy. Open to writing opportunities.