All That We Could Do With This Emotion

As the great Uber driver I happened to ride with going to work once said (when asked why he took Philosophy for college), "I love Philosophy because it teaches our brain to think logically."

I used to believe that emotions are the boss of me. The boss of us. We do what we feel is right, no matter the consequence, erasing away all inhibitions. Living a life thinking with our hearts and not our brain, no matter how romantic and appealing as it may sound, are reserved for the young and reckless. 

Our brain has so much potential, we have to have a system with how we think. Like all functioning body systems, we need to give our hearts a rest every once in awhile. I'm not saying everyone should stop being spontaneous or sincere, I'm just saying we should save our hearts the disappointment because most of the time, it's not worth it. 

And like with most things in life, thinking logically is easier said than done. When you're in a whirlwind of emotions, thinking logically is probably the last thing you would want to do. It's easier to just cry, give up, leave it all to fate...and I think that's okay. We are humans after all. 

So fellow human, if you are quite the emotional peach right now, don't you worry. Just take a step back and pause for a bit. Let yourself rest. Listen to some Carly Rae, do a dance break, watch Kung Fury, and eat some ice-cream. 

It may not seem like it now, but everything will make sense one day and you will get out of this rut.


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