Ice and snow has a great impact on emotions. When it is cold people usually become more calm and content. They become deeper in thought and reflect on their life. The video depicts how snow and ice can be cold, harsh, and intense.
From the most personal standpoint, ice and snow do effect my emotions. Due to my hypothermia in middle school my body temperature is lower than average. I therefor get cold a lot more easier. When I am cold, I become more intrusive and do no wish to speak as much as I usually do. According to my dad, I hibernate in the winter as I do not like to leave the confines of my warm bed.
I think it is the absence of moving that makes ice associated with coldness. In science at absolute 0, there are absolute no moving particles. In cold temperatures people are less active, because they’re body can almost be constricted in moving.
I think as the video shows, ice and coldness has an intensity to stop things from moving and alter the way things are.
Have you ever heard a friend comment about how someone gave them the cold shoulder, or that their “frozen heart,” was melted by someone special or a random act of kindness? Warmth and coldness are not only sensations that you can physically feel but also a way to describe one’s personality. Upon meeting and getting to know someone it often becomes quite easy to identify whether that person has a warm and friendly or cold and distant personality. Those with what is classified as a “warm” personality are often considered to be,as perviously stated, very friendly, approachable people who make those around them feel comfortable. People with a “cold” personality on the contrary, are typically classified as those who are distant, untrusting, and “cold hearted” meaning that they offer little sympathy and emotion, while also lacking affection and warmth. Like snow or ice, those with a “cold” personality are often frigid in their emotions, sometimes bitter and unapproachable.
The sensation of warmth and cold itself leads to associations with someones personality. As Macauley states, if you “hand a stranger a glass of cold water and when someone asks her a few minutes later what she thought of you, she will likely associate subconsciously the coldness with your personality. Touch an individual warmly on the shoulder, and he will probably transfer this warmth to your person and think of you in a more positive light.” (Macauley 201) Similarly, if you take a warm shower or eat some hot soup on a cold day, it is comforting but also makes you feel happier and more friendly overall.
Again to end with a quote:
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.”
~ Lucy Larcom