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Emotions versus Reason
An emotion is an automatic response, an automatic effect of our value premises - therefore it is an effect not a cause. There is no necessary clash or dichotomy between man's reason and his emotions, provided he observes their proper relationship. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  Both Values and Believes Initiate Emotions
Dattatreya, HR Consultant, India, Member
  The values as well as beliefs shape the pattern and the pattern initiates the emotion through Amygdala and Hippocampus. Isn't it?

  Real EQ is in Fact a Correct Balance Between Reason and Emotion
Monteiro, Consultant, Portugal, Member
  The dichotomy exists. I once read that the secret of happiness is accepting what we can have, instead of desiring what we can't. And it happens too many times in our life that we are wishing things we don't have, and we are unhappy with what we do have.
Rationalising our emotions is a path to grow as individuals, meaning regaining control of our lives, being the writer of our history.
The correct balance in that exercise is the true difficulty. One cannot be too rational, as we can't be too emotional...
Difficult to achieve, don't you think?

  Emotion Isn't Only a Reaction
Monteiro, Consultant, Portugal, Member

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