• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Role of emotion

Extracts from this document...


Many people may believe that without emotion we are paralyzed. However it is also possible that too much emotion can hinder us as well. Without emotion life might be considered insignificant or boring. Contrarily, a life with emotion may actually serve as a handicap. The word emotion is derived from the french �mouvoir. This French word is derived from its Latin root; emovere. Emovere is the root of the English word motivation. Subsequently, emotion has some correlation with motivation, thus a life without emotion may very well be a life without motivation. ...read more.


A lack of motivation and emotion may rob us of our ability to create or recognize art. Without art, what would life become? There is no doubt that life without emotion would be humdrum. On the other hand, life with too much emotion may serve as an obstacle to our lives. Emotion can be linked with our individual personalities and there are various disorders involving too many personalities; in other words; disorders involving too much emotion. To illustrate, Schizophrenia is a multi-personality disorder involving hallucinations and paranoia. ...read more.


However, each of the above individuals contributed beautifully to society whether through writing, music composition, or visual art. Their heightened sense of emotion fueled their artistry, but they suffered from great personal loss. It is important to consider what is forgone in a life with emotion. Many people believe it is best to live happily and content with emotion but live short lives. But perhaps it is better to live long without the hardship that emotion may evoke. Contrarily, a famous quotation by Henry David Thoreau may suggest otherwise: "Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them" ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge essays

  1. TOK summer assignment - Art Questions. Experiencing art, artists reputations and "what is ...

    If it can accomplish this feat, it can be good art. This will cause the audience to pay more deep attention to the piece of art no matter how plain or simple it is. Attributes like appropriate use of colour, medium, and size can allow the good contemporary art to have a greater compelling force to the audience.

  2. Reason and emotion

    In year 8 I learned that the body is composed of cells which are constantly reproducing. So when in year 11 I learned about mitosis, which is the process of cell replication, I was able to add that knowledge to what I already knew, giving it more value and understanding it better.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work