Happy. Angry. Sad. Emotions, or feelings, tell you if something is important to you. They also tell you what your body needs and what you want to do about it. While your senses (like sight and hearing) tell you what's going on in the outside world, your emotions tell you what these things mean to you. Your emotions motivate you to do things that help you survive. Imagine if you didn't feel basic emotions like surprise or fear!

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