Recently, we’ve been looking at joy, a powerful force that can touch our emotions and thereby motivate us. If we wanted to look, from a different angle, at the important role that our emotions play in motivating us, we might imagine people living without emotions and without desire. That’s what Anne Carson does in today’s reading, “Stirs Minds to Movement” (CUA Primer, page 10). Carson notes a lot of things that would be missing from a society of people living without desire, emotions, or imagination. Can you think of other things that would be left out from the world?