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506 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 13 years ago by falconwing

If we lived isolated from humans, would we still feel emotions?


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13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 9/16/06 - 10:31:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, sadness for ourselves.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 9/16/06 - 10:33:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think so, yes. I'm very capable of being sad or happy without other people.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 9/16/06 - 10:34:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
I feel emotions no matter what or where.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 9/16/06 - 10:42:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
Do you mean isolated from birth? I think the main emotions such as fear would still be there as they are largely innate responses to stimuli in the environment. These emotions may not be expressed in the same way as we have learnt to socially though.

Other emotions I'm not so sure about, something like guilt for example. Without social interaction its hard to see what situation guilt might arise in, and also social learning would account largely for what someone would feel guilty for.

13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 9/17/06 - 12:39:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yea.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 9/17/06 - 12:42:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Animals still feel slight emotion. You can see it in dogs. They get excited, angry, jealous, happy, content. It's hard to say if you could express them the same we normal people do, but you'd feel them I'm sure.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 9/19/06 - 6:23:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yep, cause I get loney very quickly even when people are around, farless for when I'm by myself permanently!
13 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 9/29/06 - 12:58:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes but they'd be felt towards inanimate objects like bloody volleyballs named Wilson
13 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 9/29/06 - 1:07:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
*runs through naked*
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/24/07 - 10:27:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Of course. Emotions are part of the human nature.
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 2/17/07 - 6:21:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
Emotions are chemicly driven about 40% so yes.
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 2/17/07 - 11:34:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, I believe so. Emotion is part of us.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/3/07 - 8:32:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. I think that we would feel loneliness.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/13/07 - 11:53:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think we would feel emotions. However, if the person was isolated from birth and knew no human contact, then they would most likely have a very difficult time expressing their emotions. Words such as love, desire, hope and guilt would be very difficult to explain to someone who does not have a prior basis in language.
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 7/2/07 - 10:06:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think so.
IIRC, they've found children who've been basically left to fend for themselves, like, there was a girl who was left in a room for about 7 years.
And, they show some emotions, but it was really limited and they couldn't express it well.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/2/08 - 4:51:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 9/16/2006 10:31:22 AM Rickyningoo wrote:
Yes, sadness for ourselves.

Absolutely

11 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/4/08 - 9:34:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
How is there a 'we' if I'm by myself?

Oh. Ohhh...

Yeas. We'd feel them toward our environment.

11 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/4/08 - 10:05:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
yeah I would-i get sad everytime i see a dead animal



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