Its true, total scientific fact that emotions are dumb. Don't believe my wildly subjective facts? Dispute my complete lack of cited evidence? Allow me to enlighten you.
Lets run through the average day at work for an emotionally detached gent/gentlewoman (pretend its you). You probably start your day off with some idle coworker chit chat. They tell you about how they spent their weekends or mention how their families are doing. You smile, but there's no need to understand how they feel. Are they happy? Sad? Who cares (hint : not you)? You can now proceed to do work knowing that if they all got canned tomorrow, or you did, then you'd be okay.
Morning meeting is up next. Your boss snubs one of your proposals which you feel to be very important. Of course you will work to make sure you get heard but you don't feel angry or dissatisfied because of what your boss did. You are satisfied with your coworker relations because you don't have em. Good times.
It's night now, you've gone home and you're watching a very sad movie. I'm going to throw out '5cm a second' because that film makes graveyard of the fireflies seems like a Danny Kaye movie. You will feel sort of empty, very empty, after finishing the movie but you won't feel sad. Now the down side is your emotional intelligence pretty much sucks so you're gonna have to vent that hollow feeling somehow (bad poetry or designing goth websites works). But on the plus side you got through a depressing movie without feeling sad. Congrats, that's pure machismo man.
Now, just to be perfectly clear, I don't think emotions are dumb. What they are is bothersomely unpredictable and chaotic. Emotions are beyond the control of yourself or whatever reason you aspire to. However, understanding emotions and putting your emotions out there is the only way to have a connection with another human being. Not to mention that when you ignore emotions you tend to see people as these sort of ephemeral things. You're probably not even that close to long term friends, boyfriends or girlfriends. If they moved away it would be bothersome but you could replace them easily, because there wasn't a bond to begin with.
I say all this because I definitely qualify as someone who does their best to ignore their emotions. And that's certainly hurt me in the relationship department so I am trying to work on it. Let me tell you that it ain't easy. I'd rather go ten rounds in the open weight class than try to understand what someone else is feeling, or even what I'm feeling. But I will try to be more emotional *shivers* Awww well, guess it's time to say goodbye to 'not feeling feelings'. I'll miss the stoic sense of contentedness they brought into my life. I very much hope to return to them when I'm a jaded old man and not before.