This essay is about how the emotion pity can effect the situations inwhich a person is placed in. It gives different fictional examples and explains how the emotion affects the person.

Essay by rojjiHigh School, 10th gradeA-, January 2004

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In the modern world, emotions play such a large role in almost everything people do, it is hard to make a decision which will get the most desirable results. It is true, however it is looked upon, that decisions and choices are mainly made by the emotion that the person is feeling towards the topic. A kind person will go join the Peace Corps and help aide the poor and starving, while a person with no pity towards much of anything will not care enough to do something of that nature. Pity is one of the key emotions in making decisions. If someone feels sorry for another individual, they are much more likely to go out of their way to help this person. Whether it is from dropping a few coins into a beggar's cup, or just helping out a friend, people have to go out of their way because of pity.

Pity is more than a simple emotion which can lead people do to things for others, however. It can bring upon new feelings within an individual and help them to achieve a higher level of consciousness. Decisions are intertwined with everyone in the worlds lives, and if they do not begin to see the reasons behind their decisions, it could have devastating results.

Pity towards an individual can have an effect on almost everything in the world. Whether it is bargaining for the price of clothing, to giving money to a poor person, there can be all kinds of changes depending on a person's circumstance. This, however, is not a good thing because there are always people in the world who do not care about others and can "con" someone and take advantage of them. Although pity can be good or bad, it is mainly shown as a...