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There are emotions and thoughts and feelings and they interact. I don’t think it really matters what the difference is between an emotion and a feeling. It doesn’t really matter - that is just picking hairs. Emotions are basically feelings, so it doesn’t matter if it is an emotion or if it is a feeling. In a previous article i stated that feelings are more direct and are clear and you can feel them in a more simple manner - similar to when you touch something you get a feeling that is simple (and tactile). But if you can feel both of them it doesn’t really matter as long as you can feel it.

It doesn’t really matter because of life is feeling - life is full of feeling. There are also thoughts in life that impose and structure feelings. Thoughts are significant - and they impose order. Thoughts impose order over feelings, that is why they are significant. Feelings are wild and natural, while thoughts are calm and controlled.

There are automatic thoughts, which are not so controlled. However automatic thoughts come from feelings, from the unconscious mind in combination with the conscious mind. However automatic thoughts don’t come often, many thoughts might be assisted by the unconscious mind that people aren’t aware of as semi-automatic in any way, however they could be described as being that way.

Feelings are important because they make people feel things. Do thoughts make people feel things - or is it the feeling? The feeling associated with the thought could be causing the feeling or it might possibly come more from verbal sentences and thoughts - but then thoughts are really just triggers for feelings. Everything results in a feeling, thoughts are just points of information in a world of feelings (the unconscious).

That is why there are feelings, because there are things like thoughts. Thoughts cause feelings, and feelings can motivate someone to think a thought or two. That is it, that is all there is to life - feeling feelings and emotions and thoughts. But why would a thought be significant also? I said feeling ‘feelings’ - and that is obvious because feelings are obvious; however thoughts are also important components of the mind.

Thoughts could be considered to be the intellectual aspect of the mind - however why would someone need to have a thought at all if they can just feel things? What is a thought then - a thought would just be something that imposes order and gives logical direction, and isn’t necessary for feeling. Perhaps that is why animals are also significant.

So thoughts impose order, give logical ideas and that is it - they don’t serve and function in terms of biological feeling. That is interesting; however it is not obvious to see how that functions in life.

Questions & Answers

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Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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