Are emotions necessary for human survival?

“Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.”
― Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses

deepak-chopraGenerally, yes, emotions are necessary because they’re primary motivators for our behavior/survival. On the other hand, logical reasoning might be enough for our survival. For example, fear can help you avoid taking risks and is necessary for survival but so is logical reasoning. Some people believe that people would die at the age of 5 without fear, which is true to some extent.

Life without emotions would be like a robot world. Yes our life would be effiecent but life would be hell. No happiness for an achievment, can not cry for someone’s lost, no goals, no tension, fair enough the list goes on. Emotions are a way to communicate with your soul, without emotions, we can not comunicate with ourselves. You might not die but will eventually kill yourself from easily preventable situations.

Most people who suffer from depression experience a loss of emotions and it’s a struggle to even get out of bed and do their daily activities. We’d also have no fear of danger or loss so we wouldn’t fight off a threat. No lust or love means no desire to reproduce or form bonds and socialize with one another. Without them we would be just things, like a rock on the ground or a pebble on a beach.


Mothers and fathers love their children so they protect their offspring from predators. Fear of predators. Hatred of an enemy etc. Emotions help you communicate with others more effectively. First, because of the universal facial expressions and body language associated with emotions, we instinctively recognize these emotions in others. This means that someone will be able to guess that you’re feeling sad if you’re crying or that you’re feeling angry if you’re frowning and your hands are clenched into fists.

Think of your emotions as another sense, just like your vision, hearing, touch, taste, and smell, because they provide information just like any of those other senses. Seeking an emotional balance and developing some resistance to bad feelings can be an important step to improved health.

I think life without emotions is not worth living.



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