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 émouvoir. 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. What would life be without motivation? Without motivation people would live vacantly through monotonous activities living a rather mundane lifestyle. But even further, without motivation – there would be no significance in any task, this could affect our government systems, our global awareness, and also, our art forms. 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.

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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. In addition, someone with Histrionic Personality Disorder has exaggerated emotions and disillusionment. Moreover, Obsessive compulsive Personality Disorder is characterized by a strict conformity to organization through emotional distress. There is a wide-variety of personality disorders shared by an alarmingly large population. These disorders may lead to ...

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