Heaven and Hell
The Psychology of the Emotions, second edition
by Neel Burton
Pub Date 01 Jan 2020
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To control our emotions is to control ourselves, and to control ourselves is to control our destiny.
It has forever been said that we are ruled by our emotions, but this today is truer than ever. Much more than reason or tradition, it is our emotions that determine our choice of profession, partner, and politics, and our relation to money, sex, and religion. Nothing can make us feel more alive, or more human, than our emotions, or hurt us more. Yet, the emotions are utterly neglected by our system of education, leading to millions of mis-lived lives.
This book proposes to redress the balance, exploring over 30 emotions and drawing some powerful and astonishing conclusions along the way. Areas covered include: depression, anxiety, anger, boredom, laziness, guilt, envy, greed, ambition, lust, sadomasochism, humiliation, loneliness, courage, empathy, friendship, love, self-esteem, and much much more.
[Heaven and Hell] challenges our understanding of emotions we experience but do not really think about... a fascinating read. --British Medical Association Book Awards