Emotions, problems, and "negativity" are often instantly dismissed, shunned, and seen as "bad"
However, problems and negativity indicate the possibility for a solution to a conflict, which will bring new things to the world and make the world a better place. The World Church sees that emotions are not good or bad and do not make a person good or bad. Rather, that emotions are here for humans for a reason, that they are like tools to help us survive and be, so that we can have experiences, and humans were created complete with all the emotions we need.
What we think is "bad" about us, may just be part of our reactions to what has been a long time of abuse of us. The cycle of abuse perpetuates itself, and if we can stop it, humans themselves may change. Does not the abused dog go from biting your hand, to licking your face happily once it is out of abuse? In fact all life on Earth might change if humans do; as animals start to realize their new safety they may also harm less or none, as is prophesied.
The Church sees that:
Complaints are opportunities.
Imagine you are complaining your feet are hot. This is the perfect time to spot an opportunity. Imagine you then create a rubber, peel off spray that keeps feet from being hot and make millions of dollars. Rather than run from complaints, the Church asks that we look at complaints in an opportunity oriented, solution solving way.
Negativity is often hiding a deep complaint, which can be looked at for opportunity, or is a signal of another emotion.
Rather than be frightened of negativity, the Church asks that we see through it to the base root emotion that is there. We need to empower people with complaints to allow them access to resources for solutions. (The Church will be doing this with micro funding projects once the Church is financially able to do so).
If someone is acting depressed, they might be saying "I need attention, I just need you to love me" or they might be saying "I'm scared of life, I'm afraid to be happy" They even might be saying "I want to be depressed, I'm enjoying this emotion of life, let me do it." We will not know what is actually happening, until we understand how to not be affected by "negative" emotions, and until we become able to ask questions so we can see through to what is really happening.
If we do not learn this, we will simply keep blindly reacting to these "negative" events, possibly loosing out on potentially enriching relationships, or reacting by harming our own lives and that of others. We might be incapable of not only appreciating these "negative" events, but we will remain powerless and affected by them. (This is not to say that if you can not deal with a "negative" event or person, because if they continue to harm you no matter what, to stay around them. Sometimes leaving or turning away is the answer.)
When we or someone else is angry, we can be empowered enough to not react in anger, but to notice that the person is feeling extremely harmed, wounded, not heard, or perhaps even spoiled, not getting what they want. We notice that the person is feeling powerless and has a complaint they feel is not being heard or addressed. If you find yourself angry, and no one is recognizing or caring that you are hurt, you might wish to notice that you are feeling powerless, and empowering the person you are upset with. Some people know what they are doing, and will harm you to make you angry on purpose. Do you want to let these people make you destroy your own life? Or is it better to find those whom will listen to you, understand, and work with you for your solutions?
If the person does not INTEND to harm you, which, is usually the case as they do not know what upsets you or doesn't (if they are not an abuser, whom DO know that they are doing even if they tell you they don't) then, you can control yourself and express your anger to the person quietly as pain and communication, like this 'you have really hurt me by saying that, and here is why. I'm not feeling heard and I'm not getting what I want."
If you see that another person is angry, you can often cool it down by seeing how they are hurting, not feeling heard and what it is they want that they are not getting. If they are screaming because they feel like they are not being heard, what might help is calmly repeating to them in your own words what you think they are saying and asking them if this is what they are saying. It often makes someone stop feeling the need to be louder, (yell) if they feel "heard."
You might also say calmly things like this, "Are you hurt because you care what I think, or do you just hate me?" Questions like this see "THROUGH" the anger and negativity, to the deeper expression of a person saying "you are powerful, you hurt me, I love you, I want something I am not getting, I want you to hear me." In such a case, we might start to be grateful that the person cares enough to be angry rather than cold and uncaring.
The angered person might also, however, be saying "I'm spoiled, and I am demanding too much." It's important to see through what is called "negativity" to find out what is really going on, to find the solution. If we do not know what is actually happening, see through the emotions and start asking and figuring it out, we will never be able to solve situations nor stop fighting, which might be critical to the survival of our species soon.