Why does Emotions Matter?
Emotion is a biological state of mind that changes based on what we are experiencing or running on our thoughts. Not only humans possess these traits as animals have them too. The basic emotions are happiness, sadness, fear, disgust, anger, and surprise, while others are combinations of it. Do you see these traits from your pets? Absolutely yes, and that proves you that they do have emotions. There is a different magnitude of emotions on every individual, some might be very emotional, and some have less. But no matter how less emotional a being is, it will always be there. It is well-embedded on us genetically that gives preference to what we want, what we do not wish to, what we need, and what we don't need. Human emotions have a significant effect not only on humanity but as well as to the world. In this article, we will discuss the main results of human emotions in our life.
1. It is the first way of communication.
Before language was put in use, humans connected as species do. We answered without receiving a question, and we understood each other pretty well. By having empathy while seeing others' emotions, we get to know what others are going through and hint at what action to take. A good example is when you give a woman a flower, and she shows an emotion of happiness, you already got an answer that she likes it without her telling it to you.
2. It builds connections with others.
While emotion gives a way to communicate, it also builds our connection to people and animals. When we are with someone who understands us, it automatically provides us with the thought of keeping that certain someone in our life.
3. It's what makes us beings.
It is what sets us apart from robots. Without emotions, we will not have a preference for want and only focus on our needs. Without feelings, we will lack empathy to understand each other. Without emotions, we will select our spouse not based on love, looks, character, or money but on how good their genetic was for our human race's survival. Arts will also not exist; the paintings, sculptures, entertainment, and sports will be considered a waste of energy and resources.
1. Happiness can lead to greed.
We see it again and again. It is essential for us to be happy, and we want others to be happy too, but unfortunately, happiness can lead to greed without self-control. A good example is money; although the purpose behind it is useful, a greedy person who sees it as a thing that can buy all other items will have a thought of taking extensive action to get it even if it is terrible.
2. Anger can lead to hatred.
When someone does something to us that we do not like, we feel pain, and this feeling can create an inner devil that will curse the person who brought it from us—a pursuit of vengeance with double the amount inflicted from us than justice.
3. Sadness and fear can lead to depression.
We all do not want to be sad, but it will eventually happen from a point in time. A loss of someone, being deceived or losing something precious for us. When this emotion is not handled correctly, a lifetime fear of taking action because of what we experience may cause us to lose interest in living.
1. It affects our decisions.
As a species with a higher level of intelligence, we make decisions based on logic, but emotion makes a big part of how we decide. On the extensive amount of it, we are even willing to risk our own life for the sake of someone else.
2. It affects our actions.
Doing a task while having a state of emotion will affect what the result will be. An athlete who is sad because of the loss of a family member will most likely not participate in the contest as he knows that he or she will not focus on the end goal and will not have the motivation to win. But this can be reversed based on what mindset the person has.
Above is only a small picture of why emotions matter to our life. Knowing it matters can give you more insight into yourself and the world around you. I hope that this article brought you value and a better understanding of life.