All Emotion Is Involuntary When Genuine

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Mark Twain once said, “All emotion is involuntary when genuine.” Our brain is wired in a way that allows it to complete many task without being told. Most of the time when we have an emotional connection with someone or something, it happens before we even comprehend what is happening. Understanding what your emotions mean will help to understand why you feel the way you do. Emotions play a key part in our psychological health, and without them we would be completely lost. Disney Pixar displays a wonderful example of how emotions work in their film Inside Out. The film is about a young preteen girl, Riley, who has just moved to another city. Her emotions Joy, Fear, Disgust, Sadness, and Anger all help tell the story about Riley. They share how they help Riley make memories, how they make Riley react to different situations, and also how the emotions work together to solve problems. Joy tries to oversee all the other emotions, making Riley a joyful person most of the time. When Riley makes a memory it is connected to whatever emotion she was experiencing at that time. When Sadness touches some of Joy’s memories, the memories then become sad memories instead of joyful ones. Riley also has core memories that each have their own “island” in Riley’s brain. When Sadness tried to touch some of the core memories, there is a complication and Sadness and Joy end up in long term memory and not in the control room. At this point Riley cannot experience joy or sadness, since Joy and
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