Thursday, April 9, 2015
H01 Group 3 Discussion Post
On Tuesday, our group we discussed whether physical or emotional (mental) stimulants were more important to maintaining over all happiness. Most of us concluded that emotional well being was more impactful, on the grounds that physical pleasures and experiences are fleeting, and can only be experienced in the moment. We discussed how, even after these physical stimuli, we still dwell on them within our minds, reliving the experiences whether positive or negative. Also, when someone makes a negative or positive comment towards us, we are much more likely to suffer or gain mentally for an extended period of time than we would had it been a physical stimulant. These stimulants also cause more long term damage or good than a simple physical action (i.e. a compliment vs. a hug, or an insult vs. a hit to the back). By this reasoning, the majority of our group concluded that the mind was the most important aspect for maintaining happiness.