Sadness is one of the first uncomfortable emotions we experience in life, aside from fear. Ask yourself: How can we feel happy if we never feel sad? The contrast between one and the other may be used to appreciate what it is to be satisfied and emotionally aware. You see, emotions are not a straight path but a very crooked one full of ups and downs. The trick here is to be resilient and learn how to cope and carry on without the unhealthy habit of running away from your emotions, turning to alcohol and drugs.