I believe we do because its easy to categorize things, especially when there is clearly a difference between how some emotions make us feel good and others make us feel bad. However emotions are a tool that we use to evaluate our experiences. Being so, I think it would be more beneficial to view emotions as a form of communication between our needs and wants and our cognitive processing. So just because something makes you feel negatively, doesn't mean that we should just focus on trying to remedy it as quickly as possible. Maybe we should focus more on why we feel that "bad" emotion so we can learn about ourselves and how we may be able to grow in terms of our values or perspectives. The same thing can be said about "good" emotions. Maybe if we question why something makes us feel good, we can get even more from it. Thoughts?