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Emotions difficult to describe yet still remain the universal language of the human race No matter how esoteric emotions may seem people must strive to truly comprehend them if they ever wish to live happy and fulfilling lives Probably one of the greatest oversights in understanding emotions is believing that emotions are instinctual Many people believe that they have no control over their emotions The moment something happens to trigger one of these emotions then it is inevitable that they must react immediately under the influence of their emotion For example if an unenlightened person in the realm of emotions was insulted then their immediate emotional reaction would be to become angry and reciprocate the insult What many people fail to realize is that emotions are entirely determined by their own choosing Emotions are judgments said Robert Soloman This may seem like a radical idea to most people for emotions do not seem to be under our control Perhaps Robert Nozick stated it best in his analysis of emotions by suggesting that Emotionshave a common structure of three components a belief an evaluation and a feeling In light of these concepts it is easier to comprehend the truth we determine our own emotional reality An emotion in my opinion is an intangible state that we experience when we are subjected to different events or circumstances Although the emotions we experience are left entirely up to our attitude towards the various episodes in our lives Depression is maybe the most dangerous of all emotions for those who have reached the depths of depression are so volatile that day-to-day life is just too much for them to handle Everything loses meaning and there is virtually nothing that can change their state of mind What causes this An overwhelming feeling of self-pity and apathy towards everything but your own sad state This sad state is usually spawned from a single event that causes a vicious chain
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