Facts or perceptions?

@marvit79 (342)
Italy
December 2, 2006 10:04am CST
What makes a person sad?
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11 responses
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
4 Dec 06
Cruelty of any kind makes me sad, whether its to other people or animals.
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
4 Dec 06
1. Financial problem (if money arrives, sadness disappear, happines replaces it) 2. Emotional problem (if rejected by love, or not able to love any one) 3. social problem (problems created by parents/family members) causing sadness 4. Not able to show well at office/workplace, can also be due to difficulty in getting along with others. 5. If mylot has not yet paid!
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@Dolcerina (3379)
• Hungary
4 Dec 06
Sadness is the absence of satisfaction of soul.
• Philippines
2 Dec 06
Well it depends on the emotional maturity of the person. Usually person who has a low sense of worth tend to be sad because of their perceptions. While strong willed individual are affected due to facts.
@what_now (554)
• Canada
7 Dec 06
I'd say they both worth equally. Looking at the facts people perceive how things are going to be in the near future and it makes'em sad. cheers
• United States
7 Dec 06
Biology. Chemicals in our brains regulate our emotions. Endorphins and serotonin for feel good, dopamine for flight or fight, which by the way can also make you feel like superman... Everything around us triggers our brains into releasing more or fewer of these chemicals. Hormones are also chemicals that can affect happiness or saddness. The day can be lovely, everyone you know happy and healthy, you can feel loved and still be sad. Why your brain released or lowered certain chemicals may have had something to do with what you ate.
• United Arab Emirates
6 Dec 06
facts clears the problesm and perception only shows some1 else way of thinking!both matter but facts r real!if ur unawear of the facts them ur percepts abt dat thing will be diffrents but whn u come 2 know the faacts ur percepts abt the same thing will be totaly diffrents so wht realy mattered here were the FACTS!!!
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
5 Dec 06
i think it is perception. We can each look at the same situation in different ways, maybe as a result of our own past experiences. It is not the situations that make us sad but our responses to them
@Undefeated (4792)
• Singapore
5 Dec 06
fact, but we have to face it too ...
@Albone (1340)
• Italy
5 Dec 06
i think that an objective fact needs to be understood by a person... so it's not the fact in itself that makes a person sad, but the opinion of the fact
@alladisada (2305)
• India
5 Dec 06
Perception, or the way the person percieves the facts. Their is no completely objective understanding of anything. Our understanding of something is always coloured by our past experience and our emotions. For example, lets say someone is walking down the street and sees a dog. Lets say that, that person, was attacked by a dog as a child. That person may feel fear and keep their distance from the dog, but in reality the dog may be a friendly dog. Everything is perception, not facts.