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Do emotions mean shit to people who have no intention of reproducing?

"[Emotions] don’t mean shit to people who have no intention of reproducing."

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The people who aren't interested in reproducing -- who presumably don't want anything to do with emotion -- are going to get washed out of the gene pool, Buy no prescription GEODON online, from the evolutionary perspective. BUY GEODON NO PRESCRIPTION, If dissociation from emotion is maladaptive, it won't exist forever, again, according to evolutionary psychology.

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Do emotions only piss you off for irrational reasons?

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Are we stupid?

"You people are stupid... Fuck irrational misery, I’d give up rational happiness if it meant I didn’t have to deal with irrational misery."

Yeah, fuck irrational misery, japan, craiglist, ebay, overseas, paypal.

Here's one way to deal with it. Work with your emotions in ways that are rational in order to reduce misery and self-imposed suffering.

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The term "happiness" is a human invention, designed to explain the human experience... which according to evolutionary theory, has and will continue to reflect the psychology of those people who are good at reproducing and passing on their genes.

What is stupid?

BUY GEODON NO PRESCRIPTION, Stupid is a matter of perspective.

There are a lot of things about being human that are stupid or far worse.

But how smart is it to deny what you are.

And try to somehow rid yourself of human traits that are designed to keep you alive.

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Here's one stupid thing to do: ignore the fact that emotions were designed to be incredibly powerful tools.

What do you think. Speak your mind below.

This is the third article in the series “Juicing Negative Blog Comments,” where I respond to real comments left here on the site.

About the Author: Melissa Karnaze founded Mindful Construct to explore the tools of emotions. Sign up for her 10-part e-class on how to work with your emotions, which comes from understanding how your life is your construct.


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Steven October 8, 2010 at 8:35 am

It is also worth nothing that in evolutionary psychology a lot of human behavior is described as byproducts of evolution. Take for example music. On the surface, it is hard to say how making music can aid our survival or reproduction, but evolutionary psychologists like Steven Pinker argue that music could be a byproduct (even a “superstimulus”) of our sensitivity to speech (harmony/tone), emotional causes, and even motor control (keeping body actions in a rhythm). You can see a discussion between Pinker and Dawkins about this here:

My point is that not everything needs to be motivated by the crude rubric of survival and reproduction. It’s odd for your commenter to say that emotions are SOLELY for reproduction, when they obviously aid in so many other things that we enjoy out of life. Although, maybe he/she just doesn’t enjoy life? That would make me sad.

Living in a completely reason-driven lifestyle sounds terribly unfulfilling. It is safe to say that, by definition, one can not be happy living this way.

Cory October 8, 2010 at 9:07 am


I’m glad you brought up the point about sugar! Everyone needs to read Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes, or at least familiarize yourself with the thrust of his argument which is basically: excess sugar, flour, and other refined carbohydrates are the cause of modern “Western” disease, which we have been falsely attributing to saturated fats and cholesterol. Check it out.

But I digress…

Yeah, this commenter seems to me to be in a lot of pain. Emotions can be especially painful if bottled up due to societal pressure to do so. I’ve been there and I know what it feels like to have emotions roiling inside with nowhere to go but deeper and deeper down. Men especially are taught early on that emotions are signs of weakness. Politics tells us that we can never have a woman president because she would be too emotional, and like blow up the world or something.

The thing that makes me most sad about George’s comment is that it appears that the Internet may be his only emotional outlet, and hence his vitriol spewed here on this site. I hope that he finds the courage within himself to seek out support instead of beating himself up in this way.

I don’t view his comment as a personal attack, but as a symptom of a painful affliction. I hope he will open up his mind to the ideas on this site so that he doesn’t just become, for the rest of us, an example of what not to do.

George, if you’re reading, with the deepest sincerity, hang in there. There’s an awesome world on the other side of the learning curve of working WITH your emotions, instead of against them.

Melissa Karnaze October 8, 2010 at 11:06 am

Hi Steven, yes byproducts are also involved, and are usually considered neutral. I didn’t want to go into that much detail, so thanks for noting it!

My feel from the comment is that George was unhappy to find my article when he wanted to find something that would instead confirm how annoying or inferior emotions are. I didn’t get the impression that he wanted to to hear the other side (since that article commented on was the other side), which is why I turned my response into a new article/discussion.

It is really sad when people leave comments here — insulting emotions — and ignoring what’s written. Because what I see are people lashing out in anger because they don’t know how (or yet want) to cope with the pain.

Hi Cory, I share your perspective on the comment as a symptom of painful affliction and don’t personally feel attacked, but I made the edit because name-calling toward other commenters or readers is not something I want to promote in comments.

Evan October 8, 2010 at 3:53 pm

The commenter does seem to prove their point about emotions being defensive don’t they?

I do think that emotions are different to thoughts. That’s because they’re emotions not thoughts. It is only a problem for emotions to be ‘irrational’ if we want them to be thoughts.

As you say, I think emotions are a great way to get our attention for what may be very important.


Anon October 10, 2010 at 1:38 am

I feel compassion for the person who left you this message. I think he is in pain. It can be so hard to face the pain.

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