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It’s just emotions taking me over

September 25, 2011
  • Title Inspiring Song: “Emotion”-Destiny’s Child

“Feelings are not supposed to be logical. Dangerous is the man who has rationalized his emotions.”-David Borenstein

“There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.”-Arnold Bennett

Good evening SQers! Hope your week was fantastic and that you took risks which you might not have ordinarily considered.  This topic is something that I have been considering writing about for a couple of weeks now. Also, I had a talk with one of my friends last night about this very topic so I figured now might be as good of a time as any to discuss it.

People love rivalries and competition.  I personally love to hate the Patriots and Dolphins as a die-hard Jets fan, but my favorite rivalry of all time has nothing to do with sports.  My favorite rivalry of all time is logic/fact vs. emotion or to put in into “organ-based” terms the brain vs. the heart.  One of the most classic and never-ending rivalries, it is always a great topic worth discussing and worth observing.

In my experience, most people can easily identify with one of the two sides. They are inherently more logical, analyze, rationalize and reason. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are those who identify with being more emotional and intuitive.  There are some obvious scenarios and careers where particular strengths prove to be more useful than others, but outside of that the question remains..which is better?

Being logical proves to be more useful in situations that require facts, structure, causal relationships, deduction and a large capacity of knowledge.  Being more intuitive and emotional proves to be more useful in situations with understanding people, observing emotions, building relationships and in creative endeavors. Ultimately, though one might have a more dominating influence upon your life, you need both. People who have both strengths in both areas are balanced and extremely blessed.  Neither is more important than the other and as the above quote says they really go hand in hand.

What I’m trying to say is that despite what your preconceived notions might be about the respective merits of each, they are both essential to living a whole and complete life.  Recognize the importance of both and their capabilities of contributing to your life. 

That’s all for now. Have a fabulous week!

❤ SQ

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 25, 2011 10:33 pm

    My heart usually wins the battle!

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