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Emotional

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Leonard Mlodinow

The ability to experience emotions has been instrumental in aiding humans to prosper in various environments and situations. However, there are instances where the very emotions that once served our ancestors by allowing them to evade danger or defend themselves can prove problematic in modern times. Persistent anxiety can immobilize a person, hindering them from leaving their home in the morning. Likewise, physically attacking an adversary can result in legal consequences for assault. However, that should not be used as a justification to disregard our emotions. On the contrary, it serves as a compelling incentive to connect with our emotions and understand the messages they are conveying. We must acknowledge that none of us can attain perfection, but by putting in effort and staying determined, we can enhance our emotional well-being and, consequently, our overall quality of life.

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Emotional examines emotions, a historically misunderstood aspect of human psychology. The book examines how advancements in neuroscience are providing insights into the significance and function of our emotions, offering practical advice on managing emotions for a better life.

Book summary

The ability to experience emotions has been instrumental in aiding humans to prosper in various environments and situations. However, there are instances where the very emotions that once served our ancestors by allowing them to evade danger or defend themselves can prove problematic in modern times. Persistent anxiety can immobilize a person, hindering them from leaving their home in the morning. Likewise, physically attacking an adversary can result in legal consequences for assault. However, that should not be used as a justification to disregard our emotions. On the contrary, it serves as a compelling incentive to connect with our emotions and understand the messages they are conveying. We must acknowledge that none of us can attain perfection, but by putting in effort and staying determined, we can enhance our emotional well-being and, consequently, our overall quality of life.

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