Non-Fiction

Beauty of Sadness

Last year, Pixar Studios released one of their, if not the most, insightful features, Inside Out. The movie told the tale of a young girl’s teenage life through the emotions inside her head. Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness all argued about which emotion the girl should be feeling in a particular situation, but the tension between Joy and Sadness was the most palpable. Joy’s incessant need to keep the girl happy kept Sadness weakly attempting to express her feelings as well, in turn, upsetting the girl even more. People tend to try and be happy all the time while avoiding sadness altogether, but sadness plays an important role in living as a human being with emotions and even feeling joy itself.