Thursday, September 20, 2007

Powerful emotions ..

I often wonder whats the most powerful emotion - love, lust, greed, fear ...I think its insecurity .

11 comments:

Saaya said...

hummm...my vote goes to hurt :)

RustyNeurons said...

The root cause for insecurity is fear. Dont you think the starting point for greed is also fear? I mean, people are afraid they might lose out, hence, they want to have 'more' than the fair share..

..N.. said...

Grief - the empress of emotions.

backpakker said...

Saaya - Hurt , I agree is extremely numbing , especially if you trust and believe someone and they hurt you
Rustyneurons - Fear and insecurity go hand in hand ..greed comes from insecurity largely ..but insecurity completely kills someone
N - Grief is a state of mind..there are people who are always unhappy ...grief is also an outcome of fear, insecurity, hurt , and many times -love-either too much or lack of it

thinker-girl said...

the reason insecurity would top the list is that by nature, man is in a state of 'unease'. being stable or secure is what he strives for.
however, i would like to add that insecurity is not an emotion, it is the effect of an emotion. that emotion primally would be fear - fear of rejection, fear of failure, etc.

backpakker said...

Thinker-girl -thanks for visiting my blog . I agree with you , but technically anything that you feel is an emotion , fear i agree is the main factor and that probably leads to a chain of action and reactions

dintoons said...

i would certainly go with love, esp a deep and passionate love directed towards the divine, in one's heart, and playing in all forms...
and here is where insecurity definitely takes a backseat!! :o)

shooting star said...

most powerful emotion...i think its selfishness..or rather self conciousness

backpakker said...

Dintoons - Love is powerful , I agree , but insecurity unfortunately shows its ugly face in many relationships , which break soon

Shooting star - I would think that being self conscious is not the same as selfishness . I would say, self centred and only insecure people would be selfish

eternal search said...

Insecurity....its devastating!

backpakker said...

yes..it kills