Do We Need to Hide our Emotions in this Modern World?
A Few Questions About the Showing of Emotions
In this modern world, do we really need to hide our emotions? Why are people so scared of being ridiculed or humiliated that saving face has become an end in itself? Image is so important that we have to protect it all costs. Or do we really need to protect it? What is it that makes us want to pretend? Well, with competition for jobs, and the world economy (in some areas) on a low level, no one wants to appear weak or exposed. Looking and behaving confident in all aspects of life is a key for success…or is it? Isn’t it possible that the real problem with showing our emotions is that it could make us seem vulnerable? This is often mistaken for a sign of weakness, and in this modern world no one wants to seem weak. Some people have constant fears, and they don’t want others to know about their fears, because they may appear weak and susceptible to negative feelings from others. There are simply just some emotions that people do not want uncovered. •
The Impact of Showing our Emotions
Some emotions should be kept inside. If I have no self confidence in myself, I surely don’t want my friends knowing that. If I am feeling insecure, apprehensive, or depressed each day, the only people that would probably be aware of that are my family and close friends (people that I trust). However, other emotions may tend to shape people’s thoughts about others. For example, if I become disillusioned at work, my coworkers may not be very pleased with my work performance or attitude. If I am overtaken with depression, sadness, or anger about a situation, then my coworkers may not want to be around me, thus hurting my job performance. If I am too angry or cross at work, people are definitely not going to want to work with me. The same is for being highly anxious or nervous. These types of emotions, when shown on a day-to-day basis, will cause people around me to have...
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