According to a former U.S. Surgeon General, emotions are not the weakness society perceives them to be, but rather a source of strength and resilience in the face of adversity.
In particular, it seems that emotions associated with strong interpersonal relationships may help our bodies manage the modern onslaught of near-constant stress.
Research indicates that people experiencing positive emotions such as love or gratitude may be better able to cope with stress and can continue to perform at a higher level than their less-upbeat peers.
Read more: Emotions as ‘Power’: How to Handle Chronic Stress – Knowledge@Wharton