• Emotions are the real deal

    Absolutely, emotions are the real deal and completely real. While I do think sometimes people can feel emotions that may lead them to wrongful feelings or actions, the emotions you feel towards another person or something in general can be very real at times ,as long as one allows them to be.

  • They are, but...

    If you seek what emotions are (and not what they do) you will see thah emotions are just psychophysiological reactions to external impulses, so, they are real in the sense of being biological reactions, not in the sense of being metaphysical or abstract agents. I conclude my "Argument" if i can call it that.

  • Explain to me. . . . . .

    Explain to me how emotions are not real. Explain how our brain can make up these "things" if they are not real. Anyway, Scientist say that our emotions are caused by thoughts. If emotions are not real, Then our thoughts are not real. How can you be happy or sad or have anxiety if emotions are not real? Please explain.

  • Emotions ARE real

    Emotions are real because without them life is colorless. If they are not real then explain what I am feeling. Scientist say that emotions are caused by thoughts. If you say we have no emotions, Then we have no thoughts. And if they are not real than how can our brain make up what we are feeling if we are feeling nothing and if it is not real

  • Do military veterans make up their emotional struggles?

    No. And if you disagree, I triple dog dare you to go to your local VFW chapter (if living in the US) and tell a veteran they are making up his/her emotional struggles.
    Or for that matter, Go tell a parent who has lost a child that all their sadness and profound grief is all in their head.
    “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, But why on earth should that mean that it is not real? ” -Dumbledore, J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • If chemicals that cause emotions are real, then so are emotions

    All those people who say emotions aren't real and are just chemicals are admitting that emotions are real. Saying that emotions are just chemicals is not saying that emotions don't exists or they aren't real. Chemicals in our brains are very real and effect us every day. These chemicals are emotions. Chemicals real = emotions real. Your argument is invalid

  • They are chemicals

    Wowwee, you seem to have realized that emotions are just chemicals and thus not real. If you follow this line of logic by breaking down a system into its components to claim the system doesn't exist you could say since people are just bags of meat they don't exist either, only an artificial perception of a concept. The point is an "artificial perception of a concept" is reality, as it is the only thing that can have an affect on anything else.

  • Emotions are not real

    Happiness is not real. Happiness is the result of a release of chemicals such as dopamine and seratonin. What we experience is just a subjective effect upon our consciousness. Sadness is not real. If you're sad because you're lonely, it's because human evolution has genetically programmed our brains to seek positive social contact because it increases the survival rate of our species.

  • Emotions are not Real

    Though we all think we feel or have emotions, they are. As most say just chemicals and body reactions to communicate and feel a connected to someone or a groups. Take this for example, when growing up you are told what happy is or sadness. Even things that cause them. But take out that such as being alone causes sadness and you could grow up and still be perfectly fine with either being alone or with someone and not feel sadness or being alone. Of course at some point biologically we seek a mate out but you could grow without being told that something causes a certain emotion and never know till someone teaches you. Meaning that we cause our own sadness or happiness, an illusion/ reaction to an event that does not physically or mentally do anything.

  • They aren't real

    Emotions are a theory of behavior created by women to explain why they do irrational things. What possible purpose could they serve? Emotions might work well as a literary device for poetry, novels, or other such drivel, but they serve no function. This isn't really an argument, but I've not seen any evidence that would contradict it.

  • Of course not

    "Real". Of course not. If what is real is what exists through time then no. The only 'real' thing is what is self-evident. What is 'real' must be. There is no leeway. Its hard to talk about what is real when in thinking about what is real is almost contradictory. But what seems most real is undoubtedly what seems most real. It's a paradox and unescapable. Emotions are not true and therefore not real. If they were true they would be undoubtable and true for all observers.

  • Highly dependant on definiton

    As others have said, the process of 'feeling emotion' is simply a psychophysiological reaction to an external stimulus, i.E Hearing christmas carols might induce feelings of joy. If you're asking whether emotions themselves are real, then I would say no on a metaphysical level. Of course we feel the physical reaction brought about by triggered emotion, but this is nothing more than the distribution of chemicals.

  • Emotion no real

    Emotions are a chemical reaction brought about by a thought, your mind looks for patterns and says this happened before and simply strings other past events together which tells you how to react or which emotion to use. If you change your thought pattern you can change the chemical reaction and therefore the feeling or emotion.

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