Yes, i do agree with her. Life without emotion is really living for nothing. If we had to inject ourselves to suppress our emotions I wouldn't do it and just get killed. Life has no purpose or meaning to it anymore. Also, we learn from our emotions. Emotions link to everything, emotion changes the future. For example, we have read about martin luther king jr. and he had changed the future by giving out a speech. The idea of the speech was started because he had felt anger and had the desperation to change the future for the African Americans.
I agree. Life would be a tedious flow of time if emotion didn't exist. There wouldn't be conflicts or fight, but there wouldn't be joy and surprises either. I just imagined my life without emotion. Everyday, I would go to school without thinking anything, and I would listen to the classes and feel nothing about it. There would be neither friends nor friendship. I wouldn't have a goal of life, since I don't feel anything. Life would be just horrible without emotions.
Post by nadiraamalina on Oct 7, 2012 6:44:00 GMT -5
I think that having emotions is great. Even negative emotions have some good purpose, as anger can mean that we're passionate about something, and willing to defend our beliefs and times of sadness are the times where we reflect upon ourselves the most, and when we strive to improve ourselves.
Like the situation in Harrison Bergeron, with the people having no emotions, the entire society lacks ambition and becomes creatively sterile, so there is no improvement whatsoever. I guess that some people might think that emotions are the root of all of the problems in society, but no one can doubt how terrible a stagnant society is.
I agree with the woman, because people live because they have feeling. I can't imagine myself without any emotions or feelings. If you don't feel anything, you wouldn't feel pain, love, hatred, etc, which is why people live for. Like we saw in the movie, the whole environment and people looked very gloomy, because people had no feelings. If they had feelings, the mood of the movie would've been very different.
I do agree that without emotion, there is no fun with living. But, I still do think that when you have no emotion, you still can live because you won't wonder and be hopeless about the fact that you don't have emotion because you already lack emotion to worry that you don't have emotion.
Anyway, I have never imagined this before, but this can be actually an interesting life. If I don't have emotion, I won't feel nervous before I take test, which will help me increase in my grade, I won't be sad if I fail the test. Even though I won't feel happy or satisfied, I think this will actually help me with my life.
But even though there are lots of benefits, I don't want to live forever without feelings. That will be boring. I like how I have emotions, so there is climax and resolution, sadness and happiness together. I think that makes me, and that is the way I am.
I almost agree with you, Azad that without emotion, life is so useless. If your parents have generated you and then, they didn't have emotion means they had no responsibility with you because they didn't care and want your attendance in this world. Without emotion, you will live without love, friendship, ...
I agree with you Simon. Without emotion, life is meaningless. For me, I sometimes wish people around me to stop being emotional in certain situation since it'll benefit me. However, looking back at myself, it's really a no fun living with emotion. As some has mentioned, thinking and feelings are great ways to improve yourself and maybe even the society. Therefore, I believe emotions are crucial to have.
I agree. Breathe is just a time ticking without any emotions. Think about it. Without any emotion you're just living because you're alive. It is very meaningless life. As we have emotions we feel things so that lead us to many different ways. If we didn't have any emotionsat all,for example, we wouldn't even had a weekends because we don't feel tired or anything to go to work during the weekdays. Anyways.. I really think that having emotion is awesome and necessary to have emotion. Without any emotion I don't even think we really existed...
Post by lukejoo1092 on Oct 17, 2012 7:24:38 GMT -5
Yeah, I agree on that life is useless without emotions. But I honestly, I don't understand 100 percent on what she meant about a breath is a time ticking without emotions. I don't entirely remember but I think she was trying to say that in world without emotions, breathing is simply time ticking that is being wasted. But in a world full of emotions, then even breathing is time ticking that has the greatest value. Everything around us can make us feel emotions and everything we do contains emotions. It would be impossible to live a life without them when we already have been living lives that can't be lived without them.
Yes i dont think life is useful without emotions. If we dont have emotions, we will be like robots. We wont be able to love someone...hate someone...or feel sad when something sad happened. Without emotions, we are nothing.
She is right but there is the bad side and the good side with world with no emotions. First case will be when Everyone agrees to take those chemical like in Equlibrium to have no emotion which will cause global peace bur at the same time we will not feel those emotion which will be sad when we think it now but later when we take the chemical we won't really feel anythign about not feeling any emotions which will cause no problem.
Second case when some agrees to take the chemical but some doesn't. In this case there will be no good side only thing it will cause is chaos in the world and cause bunch of war which can lead to human destruction. So in the end world with no emtion will depend on rather everyone agrees to take the chemical which is good or people say no to go and fight for there freedom which will make situation worse.