Emotions are the 'Feelings' evoked due to external stimuli which can be classified as positive as well as negative. Compassion is a positive emotion of feeling for someone's condition where as 'Anger' is a negative emotion.
Our ability to control & manage Emotions decides our material and spiritual progress which is referred as 'Emotional Intelligence' (EI) in modern psychology. Many research studies have shown EI played a bigger role than IQ for those who climbed corporate ladder very fast.
The negative emotions which has destructive effect on health as well as EI are:
Jealously, Greed, Anxiety, Lust, Fear, worry, anger, hatred, arrogance etc. The positive emotions are:
Sympathy, empathy, compassion, love etc.
When the child is born its mind is blank and cannot generate any of the emotions. It is full of innocence and closer to divine. All the emotions are conditioned and programmed by the parents. For example when we ask the child to be first in class we teach 'jealousy & hatred'. By chasing the child for scoring marks we teach them 'Fear & anxiety'. Most of the other emotions like 'anger' is learned by husband & wife abusing each other.
Parents have no malicious intention but still damage the personality of their child ending up with a bundle of emotions with poor Emotional Intelligence'. Beware of these emotions and groom your child carefully.
With whole of my heart