Emotions

He who rules his emotions is greater than he who takes a city.

Emotions are like gasoline. They can be dangerous and destructive, but also extremely powerful when used properly. Everyone experiences emotions such as frustration, anger, and sadness from time to time. However, it is important we learn to manage our emotions. When we do, we can become more productive and we can work better with others.

It has been shown that when we are angry or in an emergency situation, our bodies can produce enough adrenaline to make us twice as strong and have long stretches of endurance. This indicates that our behavior is directly affected by our emotions. In order to control our behavior, we must control our reactions. We view reality through our senses of sound, sight, smell, touch and taste, but we define it through our brain. Once our brain analyzes the situation, it communicates a reaction to the body.

  1. What circumstances have made it difficult for you
    to control your emotions in the past?
  2. How has it affected you when others have failed to
    control their emotions?
  3. How do you usually communicate about how you feel?
    Do others understand you, or are there usually barriers
    between you and others because of your emotions?


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