When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.
This has become readily apparent in today’s society when almost every decision is posted on social media to be scrutinized and the internet allows for mistakes to be instantaneously recorded into history. People act emotionally, then justify logically. Knowing this about others can help you succeed, but being aware of this in yourself allows you to conquer this vice of human nature.
I think the emotional reaction is one of our baser instincts and logic has come about to temper the problematic reactions. But, it has not come far enough to precede the emotional response. Instead, it is a check on those responses which, hopefully, weeds out the undesirable emotional responses.
What do you think? Can we act logically and rationally without being driven by our emotion?
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