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  • Yes it is

    Emotion are a weakness because of the type of things you been through make you feel bad especially if your mom past you would want to kill your self to . Like were would people be with out emotion.They probably be a world with there head down not caring what hits them or not.

  • It is weakness

    Making irrational decisions regarding "how you feel" is the reason for high divorce rate, unneccesary shootings( I support gun rights), "world domination", political correctness, etc. it may make me a narcissist but I'm against emotion. Like was said in previous responses also the cause of ruthless acts of violence. Also we would be more effective without them. Moral should not be a problem at work and if your wrong then someone should be able to say something without being "afraid" of hurting someone's feelings...

  • Yes it is

    Quite obviously it is a weakness for it is directly opposed to reason wich is the greatest power known to man ,just think of how many people engage in erratic , foolish and inconvenient behaviour . In study of History you will find out that many great men fell because of taking emotional desicions instead of a rational one

  • Yes it is

    Quite obviously it is a weakness for it is directly opposed to reason wich is the greatest power known to man ,just think of how many people engage in erratic , foolish and inconvenient behaviour . In study of History you will find out that many great men fell because of taking emotional desicions instead of a rational one

  • I believe emotion is a weakness.

    This claim comes from the horrible deeds humanity has made.Emotions causes these acts of violence,torcher,and cruelty.Without emotion humans can think logically of there actions weighting between positive and negative effects to there lives.Emotions truly is what drives some of us but it also slows our species down and in a world without our emotions we wouldn't even notice the difference.

  • Yes it is

    The merriam-webster online dictionary states three definitions for the noun "weakness"[1], as follows:

    1) the quality or state of being weak
    2) a quality or feature that prevents someone or something from being effective or useful
    3) something that you like so much that you are often unable to resist it

    This way, if we look through the lenses of the first definition, we do not have much to work with in order to find out if emotion is or isn't a weakness.
    But as we learn the second definition, we absolutely can relate ourselves to many cases in which emotion caused us to "not being effective or useful" on regard to solving any kind of problems.
    At last, the third definition also supports the idea that emotion is a weakness, as we sometimes get addicted to certain kind of emotion and thus "often are unable to resist it".

    [1] http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weakness?show=0&t=1403709419

  • The Universe is not Governed by Emotion

    As human existence is relatively unimportant in the grand scheme of things, I don't believe for a second that human emotion is in any way an asset. It is not necessarily a good idea to IGNORE our emotions, but rather we must understand that when it comes to facts and concrete data, it is important to know our place. The fact of the matter is, there are too many people in society today who live with their hearts on their sleeves and make irrational judgments because of it.

  • No matter the benefits or necessity of emotion, they are still a weakness.

    I think my argument is pretty self-explanatory, but: emotion can be used to exploit both individuals and groups. It can cloud issues and lead people to deliberately mislead others (often through pathos!). We can be mentally, emotionally, and even physically exhausted/disabled through grief, and become physically violent and aggressive, often harming others (a weakness to humanity as a whole). While it undeniably has benefits (e.G. Helps make life worth living, love, happiness, etc.) this isn't mutually exclusive with it being a weakness.

  • It is both a strength and a weakness.

    Emotions can lie to you. However emotions also make us who we are. With out emotion we are robots. With out feelings we are hollow. Lifeless. We wouldn't have personalities. We would all be the same. Nothing special. Your right. It IS a weakness. But it is price worth paying. You don't live without love. Without happiness. Without fear. Or anger. Or sadness...It's vital....Emotion is what makes us human.....

  • Emotions are not a weakness.

    Emotions are what make us alive, and human. They could be exploited, but so can any other quality of a person. Emotions can motivate people, and make them do what an emotionless being wouldn't do. It is true that emotion can cloud logical judgement, but in the end, emotion can't be weakness since humans need it.

  • Emotions is what makes us 'Human!'

    It saddens me how many people here think emotions or showing emotions is a weakness although it sure explains a lot about our society today! There is no value to life. Emotions give life to your lives!! People unwilling to face their own emotions are the weak ones! Without emotions songs and the other arts would be not exist and even if it did it wouldn't touch any if us the ways is does or has it the past.

  • Don't be daft

    60% of you say that it is a weakness! I do hope that figure is not a sad indictment of society. Without emotions we would not be human! Think of all those wonderful things that come from emotion. Music, art, poetry etc We would be a sad species without it.


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