Emotional and Irrational Behaviour

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Emotional And Irrational Behavior Sometimes, emotions affect the way you act or take actions. Our emotions can not only distort our beliefs, but also lead us to make poor decisions. Decision that you sometimes immediately regret doing, or actions that will affect the possibilities of your future. A person filled with anger, does not react the same way as a person who is happy, that’s how emotions differ. For example, a soccer player who got tackled by his opponent does not have to necessarily fight with the opponent and cause violence, but sometimes a person’s anger might control him and make him make foolish mistakes such as punch the opponent player for his tackle and thus the player gets sent off the pitch for actions in which he had not much control off. A Greek philosopher named Aristotle defined man as a rational animal, and economics based on the assumption that we are all producers and consumers- alike rational people. And another philosopher called Thomas Schelling’s proved on these points, as human’s make decisions that they eventually regret on taking. We are all master’s of our own actions, but as Oscar Wilde said human’s can resist everything except temptations. Since turbulent emotions can distort our ability to think clearly and behave intelligently, people might think that the best way is to with no emotions, in which to look at the world in a balanced and objective way. In ancient time, there was this belief, and such beliefs were held by a group of philosophers known as the Stoics. The stoics advocated a state of mind called apathy in which the mind could mirror reality in a calm and untroubled

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