Pros & Cons of Emotion

Are emotions truly necessary for our existence, or is it possible to have future generations possess no emotions at all?
Emotions can be defined as a mental state that arises spontaneously rather than through conscious effort and is often accompanied by physiological changes (the free dictionary). There is also a strong feeling deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. Taking these definitions into account, it is possible to look further into emotion and to place the aforementioned moods or feelings into real life situations. It is also important to explore not only advantages of emotion, but also the disadvantages.
In recent years, media has informed the masses of the existence of honor crimes, or customary killings.   Honor killings are usually murders by a family member, but also social groups who think that dishonor have been placed upon the community or smaller family groups. Honor is seen as a personal reflection on each individual family member (Plant 2005).   The reasoning can be from refusal of arranged marriages to sexual abuse and infidelity. Although, in some cases it is seen as acceptable for what may be perceived as non-existent offences such as; socializing with a male, failing to serve a meal fast enough or even as far as a woman’s husband dreaming that his wife had betrayed him. The media usually refers to such cases with headlines explaining that ‘they had lost control’ and that the crimes were in the ‘heat-of-the-moment’. These quotes are linked with crimes of passion, which honor killing is connected with.
With this, we can see crimes of passion as acts of emotion that lacks a rational reasoning as to why the crime is initially committed. Passion crimes can be seen to happen because the criminal is being put under severe strain from emotional and/or physical stress. These include family pressures and social norm expectances that affect their decision-making abilities and rational thinking. These impulsive actions...