That Other Mess
My elaboration of our emotional states will stop with love. That is a conspicuous and conscious conceptual lobotomy. To wit:
All of the negative emotions serve to motivate us to modes of power in our relationships. Unfortunately, they also dirve us away from respectful rational inquiry to disrespectful irrational manipulation. Therefore, do your best to sulbiminate them. If you cannot, you must engage in a conflict of raw power. Upon attaining that realization, pursue the engagement ruthlessly, and leave the door open to love at every step.
The other positive emotions serve as guides to our love. Joy guides our self-love. Compassion guides our other-love. I leave a complete analysis as an exercise for the reader.
These emotions exist, and must be explored, but they are philosophicall inconsequential.