- Dec 2018
- the Heart of America
There’s a difference between fear and panic just like there’s a difference between anger and hate or like and love.Emotions have a purpose. When you are face to face with a bear, that fear is normal and typically gives the best chance at survival.
Anger, anticipation, all of it happens for a reason.
“Blind with rage” is hate. Hate (or Rage) has caused more people to go to jail than love. Anger, less so.
Emotion is part of our animalistic tendencies, but too much emotion blinds our ability to reason, it takes over our higher brain functions. Besides the previously noted “blind with rage” there’s “thinking with your dick” and “the heart wants what it wants”.
Emotions can be overcome with reasoning, but it takes effort and, frankly, those on the backside of the IQ curve can’t do it very well if at all.