Our emotions affect us in so many ways. Emotions affect the way we behave, our views and opinions, our relationships and our decision-making; therefore, they are very relevant to our day-to-day lives. It is important that people have an understanding of these emotions and that they are able to interpret them. Emotions can both help and hinder our ability to best live our lives. It is also important to realize that even our emotions are shaped and biased by our environment and those close to us.
Emotions are used in our everyday lives help us understand and comprehend a situation. The way we feel can affect the way we think through a situation and the situation that we make. Our emotions are expressed when we play sports, when a loved one dies, or when we see our newly born baby for the first time. Emotions are a state of consciousness like joy, sorrow, fear, hate, and love. Whenever we are presented with a situation, our brain responds in feelings, and our feeling determine what will happen next.
First of all, to be put in a group of individuals that I had never met or interacted with before was always going to be difficult. The process of getting to know them better and finding the strengths and weaknesses of each team member was hard at first but the more we worked on the presentation, the better we became at communicating and getting the
Before laws were passed for equality, African-Americans had a difficult time coping with being undermined by whites. This led them to build their own communities and remain among their own. The story “How it Feels to be Colored Me” by Zora Neale Hurston was written in 1928, about her moving from a community of her own kind to neighbors who discriminated against her and her family. Though a person’s environment can affect how they see himself/herself or how others might perceive him/her, difficult times does not exactly mean that a person will become bitter or vengeful about it.
I AM COLORED but I offer nothing in the way of extenuating circumstances except the fact that I am the only Negro in the United States whose grandfather on the mother 's side was not an Indian chief.
Attempts to define “emotion” have proved to be rather difficult. Instead of searching for a comprehensive definition, Gross (2011) describes the three core features of emotions. First, emotions occur when an individual decides that a situation is relevant to his or her goals. Second, emotions are multi-faceted, and involve both subjective and physiological experiences, as well as behaviors. The third feature involves the authoritative nature of emotions. They have the powerful ability to interrupt ongoing processes, assert their priority over other activities, and force their way into awareness. For example, some traditions describe emotions as “disorganized interruptions of mental activity” (Salovey & Mayer, 1989). Emotions are such an
A lot of black Americans think that being black needs to be, or is, their whole identity. This has been going on for a while, but it seems to be more prevalent nowadays. They do not realize that they have qualities that make them unique in many other ways than their skin color. Not saying that being black, or any race, is not important. People saying they do not see color is just as damaging as racism.
In “How it Feels to be Colored Me,” Zora Hurston tells her story as she transformed into a wiser person. She began to see race as an important divinity for identity and something that should not be viewed as an important to the society. When Hurston was 13 years old, she moved to a school in “Jacksonville” a village where the mass majority of the population were white. Thus, Hurston for the first time in her life, endured alienation by a different racial group. Hence, she was raised in a village where the population was Black. So, she had never been in a situation where her skin was problematic to the society. As Hurston tries to assimilate in Jacksonville she states to have “become fast brown” (line 36). Clarifying, her Blackness was clearly being discriminated, and she began to notice her skin color. However, Hurston didn’t see this as a damaging reflection. She believed that everyone was different, and being colored was one of those differences. Therefore, race should be embraced, and celebrated just like a culture; in other words, we are how we are born; live your life to fullest by looking beyond the discriminative notion of our society.
Given historical context, colorblindness (ignoring race) is not the key to resolving the wealth gap. The achievement gap between whites and non-whites was created by institutional policies, government sanctioned policies that created an inherently unequal system, and only something of the like can undo that damage. This would require an understanding of the disadvantages and advantages of being identifiably a certain race. Society is led to believe that the civil rights movement ended inequality. On one hand, it did end inequality of opportunity. On the other hand, however, the damage already done, the underlying economic and social inequalities that were at this point firmly entrenched in society, went unaddressed. Equal opportunity, then,
The post-Civil Right era has seen the dismantle of racial categorization based on Biology. The theory that race influences the psychological, cultural and socio-economic aspect of one’s life has predominantly vanished. This accomplishment left a void for those who needed the biological discourse of race to establish their racist ideology. Colorblindness is the new methodology of implementing or otherwise avoiding the existence of racism. Its proponents predominantly assert its validity through the concept of the Civil Right Movement and the distorted understanding of the fact that “race is a social construct.” While the phrase implies that race is an illusion and nonexistent in nature, it also contains an often overlooked acknowledgment of race being an influential reality under the consideration of its social construction.
People typically have all sorts of emotions depending on the situation. A time when someone's emotion rubbed off me was when I went to take my Comptia A+ certification test. This test was supposed to be a stepping stone towards my degree but when I got to the testing facility, all the confidence that I had seem to have evaporated into thin air the second I saw a couple of people walking out expressing how tough it was. The tears in their eyes, their shaky voice, and the people who they're with telling them that there's always next time. After seeing and hearing all of that, even I couldn't help but be emotional on how I was going to do. The good was is that the second the test started, my confidence came back as I remembered all those long
The essay “How It Feels to Be Me” by Zora Neale Hurston was written to make known her life of a young colored girl who lived in Eatonville, Florida. Zora, who grew up in an almost exclusively black town, had no problem with a person’s race, including her own. As a matter a fact, she preferred being colored. She says “It’s thrilling to think – to know that for any act of mine, I shall get twice as much praise or twice as much blame.” In Zora’s mind, the color of a person’s skin is merely that, nothing else. Towards the end, she elaborates more on her perspective of race. She refers to each race as a colored bag and herself a brown bag. Zora explains that each bag possesses its own content, which represents characteristics
When talking about emotion it seems a fairly simple topic and immediately "feeling" words come to mind; sad, happy, and confused. These are basic emotions and easy to understand. What isn't so simple about emotions is their process and how they form and work. Emotions are reactions to sensory information like sight, smell, taste, touch and sound (Tracing Emotion’s Pathways 94). However, it is not that simple; an emotional reaction or response is made aware of and understood by a part of the brain called the sensory cortex. These emotional responses or reactions to sensory stimuli are processed by a part of the brain called the amygdala (What’s An Emotion). The amygdala is a huge asset to the cognitive factors of emotions because in processing emotions you become able to understand, recognize, and control them. So then how do emotions evoke a physiological reaction such as tearing up when one feels sad, laughing with joy, and trembling with fear? These physiological reactions that one may experience come from the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system is, “a collection of fibers that extend throughout
In the winter there isn’t much color. The trees are bare, the sky is gray and everything is covered in white snow. Personally, I feel that winter is gloomier than summertime. I feel this way because of the colors surrounding us. The dullness of colors during the winter time seem to make things more bland and less cheerful. The bright colors from spring and summer seem to make most people happier and cheerful. Although, each color could have both a positive and a negative feel to it, it just ranges by the person who views it. People associate different emotions with different colors. Three categories I will be explaining are cool, warm and neutral colors.