Emotion -Kelvin M.

I can see how emotion is brought up during our studying of ethics as emotions, and emotional experience can affect our judgment severely. It is quite common agreed and experienced that negative emotions, sadness, anger, remorse, depression, hold a more significant impact within the human mind than positive ones: happiness and joy. These negative emotions last longer due to them being settled beneath surface-level emotions, while positive emotions tend to be triggered by simple dopamine production. Simple examples of this are trauma, such as childhood trauma, and its further effects of PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder. Both positive and negative emotions can easily affect judgment when released in a large effect. From something as simple as knowing it would harm your health, but still consuming another chocolate bar to something as harsh as killing someone you love from an everyday quarrel. Both emotions and rationality of judgment make up an essential factor of human beings, and the irrational nature of emotion is especially intriguing to me.

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