[cite] Carl:[/cite]So what stirs our emotions enough to lead to overt action, or inaction?
I think it is the story we tell ourselves; like read "Old Yeller" and bawl. The dog didn't really die. It is just a story. :twisted:
We can tell ourselves stories that drum up certain emotions and then we act accordingly; happy, depressed, excited, doing something...
Maybe we can't "control" our emotions at all, like I said earlier, but we can control the story we tell ourself.