Happiness Essay

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Good morning Mrs. Crameri and fellow classmates. My name is xxx and this is my partner xxx. Our topic today is emotion. Emotion is the complex psychophysiological experience of an individual's state of mind as interacting with biochemical and environmental influences. It is associated with people’s mood, temperament, personality, disposition, and motivation. There is a wide range of emotions, including Primary or Universal Emotions, such as happiness, sadness, fear and anger; Secondary or Social Emotions, such as grief, guilt, confusion and embarrassment; and Background Emotions, such as compassion, malaise, tension and bliss. Our chosen emotion is happiness. The dictionary definition of happiness is “a state of mind or feeling characterized by contentment, love, satisfaction, pleasure or joy”. But to a four-year-old kid, happiness would be the ice-creams, the fun cartoons, new toys, hugs from Mummy and Daddy, and playing in the park. This is the facial expression that we drew. We chose to use a young girl’s sweet smile to express happiness because smile is always a pleasure to look at and it directly reflects people’s inner joy. Smile can fill people’s mind with positive thoughts and help to improve performance. Also, smile is known to be infectious, as a smile not only makes oneself happy but it also fills the heart of others with happiness. These are the visual representations that we drew using only lines and shapes. The images are very simple but they all convey happiness through their smiles. To provide sensory descriptions of happiness, we would like to describe it like this: Happiness smells like your favourite dish being made; happiness looks like the smile on people’s faces; happiness tastes like the chocolate ice-cream; happiness is when you win a lottery; happiness is the victory after experiencing hardship. However, there are also questions that come

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