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Originally posted by Hazelnut
Originally posted by Flighty
Having emotions is a great thing. It makes us feel alive.
The problem most of us have is controlling them and thinking before we act.
Its a lifetime challenge especially when a lot of emotions are hormone induced.
I tend to agree with the first part of your statement, that having emotions is a great thing. The problem you mentioned can be taken from the opposite extreme too. There are some people (one in particular that I know personally) who control all of their emotions to point of never expressing any of them. This person thinks of all the possible outcomes and consquently never acts. This person is middle-of-the-road, emotionless, passionless, cold and unfriendly. Why? Because this person decided long ago that letting the emotions flow freely would cause more problems than they were worth. So, this person has consciously decided to control all outward signs of emotion - good and bad. Sort of a mental self-induced Prozak.
Originally posted by oozyism
Now ponder with me, if there was no hate, how would we know love?
Originally posted by andy1033
98% of people just have total apathy, so i doubt anyone can say they feel.
Love is aload of bull too, when you think what you people do for it.
Originally posted by oozyism
Is having emotions a good thing or a bad thing. When we get angry, sometimes too angry, then later we regret the actions we take part in.
But then again we have love, where we would sacrifice ourselves for another human soul.
Emotions, they have positive and negative affects on humans...
Here is the interesting part: How would we perceive the world without emotions.
Now ponder with me, if there was no hate, how would we know love? If there was no sadness, how would we know happiness? It would all be the same for us..
So are humans merely robots without emotions?
Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.
When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.
A lot of people lack emotion these days, thats the worry I have.
Originally posted by lightchild
Perhaps I can help?
My emotions are broken and I have very little empathy.
People lack emotion because they are detached from reality, via the internet, cell phone texting, isolation, video games, TV, confusion