Re: Why are feelings always hidden?
what intuitive answer does your body come up with??? *Big Smil* I am in a teasing more so don't take offence.
I am very much interested too.
Does it not al ldepend on how he define feelings.
I bought the book but have only read the two pror books.
" Feelings, on the other hand are always hidden, like all mental images necessarily are, unseen to anyone other than their rightful owner, the most private property of the organism in whose brain they occur. (pg. 28 )"
Note 3 on page 309 explains that it has to do with Qualia.
By definition such is subjective. so there!
But indirectly we could wild guess but not know the feeling. Latest Security softwre are able to evaluate tremors in the voice and recognised a lot of emotions but feelings being by def subjective is not even fully known to the person haing them. I mean you ypurself are totally at mercy of your subconsicous producing the "interpretation" of what it felt like when you felt it.
Are you with me? You ahve to trust what comes up or begin to question your own capacity to know your own self-reporting.
Maybe not something that is very healthy to do.
So most of us always trust the answers that come up from our subconscious.
"How do you feel Bernt Great, I feel happy and I feel good, why do you ask? Cause IMO you sure look sad!" Tears flow from my eyes, and i looked at pictures taken some days ago and yes I sure look sad indeed.
Hidden is a true word. These feelings was hidden to me but not to peopel around me.
Now maybe what tehy saw was Eotions. Sadness is an emotion or mood.
So I felt good and happy but looked sad and sorry. I had no way of knowing this until they told me. Then I could look at me with their eyes.
So in that sense emotions is shown in facial mimic and heard in voice and body posture? Byut I felt great. My body needing to keep my self-esteem on a sufficiently high level to survive kept it hidden to me.
Do I mess it al lup. Emotions and feelings?
Ok the easy answer is on 309 and the fast answer is Qualia.
Beware of Qualia. Never trust it, it will fool you