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Emotions: A Roller Coaster ride through Life!

08 Jul
Emotions: A Roller Coaster ride through Life!
What would be life without emotions?
Lets see the two sides of the coin.
Would be better as we would not experience the distress associated with anger , fear and
depression.We would never be in a bad mood and there would be no unhappiness! 😀
Sounds exciting? Flip the coin and there comes a situation where there would be no joy no laughter or
no excitement.We would never know the pleasure of a good mood and there would be no happiness as
well! 😦
So the conclusion is that we as human beings are blessed with the ability to emote. Life gets its depth
and meaning well when one emotes. They enrich our lives. The ups and downs associated with our
emotional stages makes life nothing less than a Roller Coaster ride! 🙂 Some people live a wild
emotional life characterized by extreme highs and lows. Others lead a more rational emotional life—the
highs and lows are not too extreme. But we all ride life’s emotional roller coaster in one
way or another. Think for yourself when you secured first rank in school,how did you react. Obviously,
you came and hugged your parents,jumped on the bed like crazy saying “Mumma I came first! yay “
Isnt so? 🙂
Now lets come to the technical terms.The word emotion is a contraction of two words: exit and
motion. The ancient Greeks believed that the smiles and the frowns associated with such states as
happiness or sadness indicated that the soul was coming out of the body and revealing itself. It was
making an “exit motion.” This became “e-motion” or simply “emotion.” At physiological level, emotions
are considered disruption in homeostatic baselines.It means that there are changes in heart rate,
respiration rate, and blood pressure. These are fluctuations in arousal. At the psychological level, these
physiological changes are experienced as either greater excitement or increased calmness. Human
beings also experience these changes as either pleasant or unpleasant.
So , at last all I have to say is that we are goverened by our emotions but that is the weakness that we
as human beings possess and we should try to overcome it.

What would be life without emotions?

Lets see the two sides of the coin.

Would be better as we would not experience the distress associated with anger , fear and depression.We would never be in a bad mood and there would be no unhappiness! 😀

Sounds exciting? Flip the coin and there comes a situation where there would be no joy no laughter or no excitement.We would never know the pleasure of a good mood and there would be no happiness as well! 😦

So the conclusion is that we as human beings are blessed with the ability to emote. Life gets its depth and meaning well when one emotes. They enrich our lives. The ups and downs associated with our emotional stages makes life nothing less than a Roller Coaster ride! 🙂 Some people live a wild emotional life characterized by extreme highs and lows. Others lead a more rational emotional life—the  highs and lows are not too extreme. But we all ride life’s emotional roller coaster in one way or another. Think for yourself when you secured first rank in school,how did you react. Obviously, you came and hugged your parents,jumped on the bed like crazy saying “Mumma I came first! yay ” Isnt so? 🙂

Now lets come to the technical terms.The word emotion is a contraction of two words: exit and motion. The ancient Greeks believed that the smiles and the frowns associated with such states as happiness or sadness indicated that the soul was coming out of the body and revealing itself. It was making an “exit motion.” This became “e-motion” or simply “emotion.” At physiological level, emotions are considered disruption in homeostatic baselines.It means that there are changes in heart rate, respiration rate, and blood pressure. These are fluctuations in arousal. At the psychological level, these physiological changes are experienced as either greater excitement or increased calmness. Human beings also experience these changes as either pleasant or unpleasant.

So , at last all I have to say is that we are goverened by our emotions but that is the weakness that we  human beings possess and we should try to overcome it. 🙂

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2 Comments

Posted by on July 8, 2009 in Life, Psychology, Random, Thoughts

 

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2 responses to “Emotions: A Roller Coaster ride through Life!

  1. neilina

    July 8, 2009 at 4:54 PM

    But I just love these emotions!!

     
  2. vg220

    July 24, 2009 at 8:18 PM

    And I always thought how would the world (and your post) look like without emotiCons! 😀

    – twitter.com/vishalgupta

     

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