Emotions need to be tamed. Emotions need to be managed intelligently.
How civilized we are is in fact a measure of how much control we have on our emotions. We do not have to show a five thousand lbs explosion over a minor issue.
Taming our emotions is a teachable skill but takes some real efforts. These efforts have to be fueled by an energy.
This energy is love.
If we do not love ourselves enough, we would not be willing to put an effort to control and tame ourselves.
Loving ourselves does not mean self-admiration, self-praise or wanting to listen to self-appreciation. Loving ourselves is developing ourselves spiritually, emotionally and mentally.
We truly need love to tame our emotions.