Can it be that one of the meanings of life is to learn how to control emotions or to totally get rid of them?
I find emotions are a very destructive and disturbing mechanism. They affect our judgement and act like an autpilot on us. They take control over our actions and make us do things we normally or consciously wouldn't do. The worst of them are, I think, anger followed by fear. They are really hard to supress so that they don't autopilot us.
In my opinion people would act much wiser if they weren't affected by emotions (so much). They wouldn't quarrel but talk to find a solution. They wouldn't trigger wars because they got angry about something.
No matter if positive or negative emotions all of them make us to act not like us. I find it prety scary that we are not completely in control over things we do. Like we weren't qualified to do the job but some emergency mechanism had to do it for us.
So, is it not the meaning (or purpose) of life to take control over it and stop being driven by something that make us to regret our actions later? Is it not the meaning of life to stop being pushed but to define ourselves the directions?
I guess I didn't discover anything new but just was wondering what the science/philosophy already did/thought about it.