Why do we have feelings? – Feelings and Emotions for Kids | Educational Videos by Mocomi

Why Do We Have Feelings? Imagine when we went home from school one
day and there was a nice warm delicious pie waiting for you. It would make you happy, right? Now imagine you went home from a bad day at
school knowing there was to be a delicious hot pie waiting for you; only to find out
there is no pie. How would you feel? Probably quite sad and disappointed, right? Happiness, contentment, love, bitterness,
worry are some of many feelings we have. To understand why we have feelings, we must
first understand, ‘What are feelings?’ Feelings are mental associations and reactions
to an emotion. They are coloured by our personal experiences
and beliefs. Wait a minute. Aren’t feelings and emotions the same? Well, they are many times used interchangeably
so one might think they are the same, but the truth is that they are different. Emotions are involuntary bodily responses
like when you’re when you go to school and come to know there is a surprise test. Your pulse increases and you feel uneasy in
your stomach. On the other hand, feelings make you aware
of your emotions. So, feelings arise out of the narrative we
give to the emotion. To understand this better, imagine you’re
sleeping peacefully at night and suddenly you hear a loud knock on your bedroom door. You will instantly experience fear and your
heart will beat faster. You might break into sweat. While describing this incident to someone,
you will describe it as, “I felt terrified. It was really scary to imagine there might
be an imposter in the house. I felt a sense of panic.” ‘Terrified, scared, panic-stricken,’ are
all feelings that are extensions of the basic emotion of fear. So, one might wonder, why do we have these
feelings? Isn’t life complicated enough with so many
emotions? Well, feelings might sometimes seem like a
burden when they grow intense, like the feeling of grief or distress when you lose or break
your favourite toy or when your beloved pet gets hurt. But feelings are important as without them
we wouldn’t have been able to build and accomplish our goals. Without care, wonder, expectation and a sense
of pride; we wouldn’t have developed as a society. Even animals have emotions. Think about a deer caught in headlights. It does experience fear. But it stops there. There is no feeling of horror as animals don’t
have the symbolism of language and the sense to rationalize to turn that emotion into a
feeling. So, if we didn’t have feelings, we would
be no different from animals. It is the ability to reason about the past
and future and to have feelings that give way to action that has allowed us to dominate
the food chain. It has helped us shape the world for our future
through inventions and discoveries and the will to survive. So the next time you feel distressed or perplexed,
know that the feeling is what makes you human and it will eventually pass.

59 thoughts on “Why do we have feelings? – Feelings and Emotions for Kids | Educational Videos by Mocomi”

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  8. Well everyone has feelings kids and adults also kids and adults are sensitive but some kids and adults are not

  9. Faces and Feelings Letters of the Alphabet
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