This is an interesting animation about how emotions interact inside our heads (you can find more about this movie here). It is based on a 5 Basic Emotions Model and how those emotions interact so we can experience different states. These five basic emotions are joy, sadness, anger, fear and disgust. Paul Ekman and Wallace V. Friesen added a sixth emotion (Surprise) to make it more adequate for the experiences we have.
It is interesting because we can truly see how our decisions are influenced by the emotions we feel (as “truly” as an animated movie can show). When certain emotions are in control, we can make crazy decisions that can destroy what we’ve built until that point. It is also interesting to see how a negative emotion can be necessary for us to realize we’re on the wrong path even though another emotion has put us there.
Another thing that got stuck in my head is that memories can be changed from an emotional point of view. Even though a certain memory is linked to a certain emotion, it can be influenced in time by our mindset and by the new experiences we accumulate in life. This might even be necessary for us to overcome some difficult aspects of our life.
This movie clearly shows the idea that our head defines what happens around us from an emotional point of view. The same environment can be seen as pleasant because we choose to look at certain points of view or it can be seen as the nastiest crappy thing on Earth if we look at other areas.
I found this movie to be even more interesting than “real” movies and I think we can learn a lot from it. What do you think about this movie? Have you seen it?