Quote of the day

There is a common misunderstanding that emotions cause us to think illogically But recent scientific thinking, reviewed by psychologist Roy Baumeister and his colleagues, has placed emotion at the center of wisdom. One reason is that most emotion is felt after an event, which apparently serves to help us remember what happened and learn from it. The more upset we are by a mistake, the more we think about it and will be able to avoid it the next time. The more delighted we are by a success, the more we think and talk about it and how we did it, causing us to be more likely to be able to repeat it.
-Elaine Aron

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6 thoughts on “Quote of the day

  1. sevenyearsinadrawer says:

    This post was perfectly timed! I got upset about some that happened today and whenever I get emotional I worry that I’m overreacting or not thinking about things clearly. Then I usually talk myself down and don’t do anything to improve or change the situation so it’ll probably happen again in the future. Thanks for sharing this. It’s helped me re-think my perspective. I know I need to be in a calm, rational state of mind then dealing with issues but that doesn’t mean the emotions I felt in the moment were wrong.

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    • Ally says:

      So glad it came at the right time for you. Your description of how you feel when you get emotional is very similar to my own feelings. I believe that emotions on their own aren’t wrong, its how we react to them that makes the difference. Hope things are going better for you today 🙂

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