emoted

was thinking about emotions and this thought passed through my mind. 

fear, desire, joy and anger are all perfectly normal internal responses to things happening to us or around us.  but they’re generally poor guides when they become our motivations. 

we all start out that way – responding based on our emotions.  think about a baby or a 2 year old.  i suppose the challenge is learning to acknowledge the emotion (rather than suppress it), but act based on principles.

[originally posted 2/12/2008]

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One Response to “emoted”

  1. alwaysthatgirl Says:

    Good insight. I think being motivated by emotion can cause us to lose sight of our principles. When entagled by that strong reaction to something it’s can be difficult to always make a sound judgment.

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