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  • I was just browsing a philosophy forum and I really couldn't connect. I realize my purpose is more practical. I don't care about the technicalities so much as achieving practical results. To me motivations and emotions are tangible enough that I put them in the practical category.

    I am an idealist. When it comes to all matters of my experience, I like to be able to identify where I am and where I would like to go from here. Emotions are often seen as vague and transient, while logic is seen to be more objective. However, I believe emotions are very logical and are based on solid experience. Whatever we feel it is often not hard to find real experiences that back it up. In choosing a direction, we often get a feeling related to what we expect to happen, and we have lots of evidence to support it. I see motivation and emotions as inseparable. Emotions tell us what we honestly expect as a result when we consider going in any direction. They will either stop us or propel us. If we push against them we will eventually run out of energy, so clearing up conflict is essential to getting anywhere.

  • Very well put and interesting. Welcome to the forums, Aaron!

    Backing up your theory on motivation and emotion being inseparable, those who have found their calling in life do not need external motivation as they care so much about it that motivation is always there. They are full of energy and roadblocks do not set them back easily.

  • Hello

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    Hi Kevin, welcome to the forums! What brings you here?

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    Hey Cherrie, welcome to the forums! Yeah, people have posted on here since 2014 :P. Just look at the sidebar on the right-side of the front page. It's titled 'Recent Activity'.

    Hmm, high strung? Do you mean you get angry easily or are stressed out easily? In that case, you should either post to one of these:

    http://www.emotionforums.com/Forum-Anger

    http://www.emotionforums.com/Forum-Stress-and-frustration

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    Hi joe, hi emotion ,
     thanks for the welcome.
    I've recently fallen into a deep dark place....am trying to crawl out of it and was searching online for help...found this forum and it seems like a nice place for support.

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    Hello there and welcome!

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    [quote='Emotion' pid='536' dateline='1411715148']
    [quote='Mike-B' pid='531' dateline='1411667584']
    Thankyou for the warm welcome Emotion & Crystal.

    Emotion the technical reason at the time was your security questions - I mentioned it to you at the Forum Promotion site... Also I PM'd you a couple of days ago, also at the Forum Promotion site regarding email verification, basicaly it's taking hours (or did for me) to recieve the email.

    My depression has, for the most part been better since being diagnosed. Though it isn't that easy to say as I was put on anti depressants at the same time!

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    Oh, I just noticed you PM'd me there. I can't reply to PM's there for whatever reason. I'm not sure why it took hours for you to receive the e-mail. I made a test account and got an activation email within 5 mintues. I used a gmail account. What email provider are you using?
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    I think it was a Yahoo account I used in this instance.

  • Hi!

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    Thanks Crystal!

  • Hello...

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    Not many people still around, Crystal. I should buy some ads.

  • Hey!!!

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    Those are some good ideas, but for the second idea, I'd need to make a lot of posts on other forums before anyone would see my signature. It would take a lot of time and effort.

    I'm not sure if I want to do that, maybe I'll buy some ads and see if that brings in more members.