I felt this course outlined a wide array of interesting topics and taught me about the essential make-up of our personalities and intelligence as a human race. What I found to be most interesting and impacting is the discussion on emotions and motivation. These two principals are the driving force for how we feel and how we act on those feelings to express who we are to the world. Our emotions allow us to communicate with others our intentions and desires and can even motivate us to accomplish everyday tasks. Without this expression of emotion, there is nothing unique about our human race. It gives life meaning because it gives life importance and allows us to give it luster.
Our emotions can be considered very fragile because they can be influenced by everyone and anyone. Moreover, these emotions help us interpret various stimuli in our life that can lead to either fear or happiness. These interpretations direct our exact thoughts on a particular object and can motivate us for better or worse. Furthermore, the mere exposure effect, seen through constant familiarity, or even the facial feedback hypothesis are interesting theories on how our emotions correspond to outside and internal stimuli. This chapter helped me to realize further that my actions and experiences are important to shaping who I am. Even more so, I have the ability to shape my emotions and control how I feel through my many life endeavors. Happiness is always the key and always will be. I am very happy this class helped further my understanding on how to understand and shape my emotions to achieve this life-long happiness
Below is a song that makes me happy if I am ever sad.