“The “classical view” of emotions as innate and limited in variety, she says, “matches the way that many of us experience emotion, as if something’s happening outside of our control,” she tells Shots.
“But the problem with this set of ideas is that the data don’t support them. There’s a lot of evidence which challenges this view from every domain of science that’s ever studied it.”
“So, emotions aren’t happening to you. Your brain makes them as you need them. You are the architect of your own experience. It’s just that most of this is happening outside of your awareness.”