To put a bit finer point on the argument below, Emotions are reactions to changes in state of “capital” that we either have, or might have: obtaining it, saving it, or holding options on past present and future utility of it. That utility can reduce our physical, intellectual, emotional, reproductive, or time costs. Our “values” influence us in the sense that the value we attribute to any given form of capital varies according to our gender, class, ability, condition, and inventory of existing capital.

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