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bikeexpert  ·  550 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: United by feelings

Human culture and cognition evolved through emotions.

Emotions saturate every thought and perception with the weight of feelings. The Emotional Mind reveals that many of the distinctive behaviors and social structures of our species are best discerned through the lens of emotions. Even the roots of so much that makes us uniquely human—art, mythology, religion—can be traced to feelings of caring, longing, fear, loneliness, awe, rage, lust, playfulness, and more.