And that is simply impossible. Hence the best way to go about it is to acknowledge your emotions and COPE with them. And the first step to achieving that is to not be ashamed of having emotions lol.If you make yourself incapable of feeling emotional pain, you cannot be hurt.
Many of our decisions are driven by emotion and they provide plenty of motivation to follow through with them. Maybe my sentence was badly phrased but beyond the syntax it makes perfect sense and is actually often the case.Using emotions to fuel decisions makes no sense.
As humans, we're never //guaranteed// to come up with the best possible solutions under any circumstance. Also, you are assuming that a person who involves emotions in the decision making process is no longer thinking logically. That is a heavy assumption to make. A person can be fully aware of their emotions and still make sound decisions (which is the best method, IMO). But the act of denying your emotions does not make a person any more logical (critical thinking has a standard of its own) nor will it guarantee the best possible solution.You're not guaranteed to come up with the best possible solution if you involve them in the decision-making process beyond the end goals.
In fact, I would argue that denial has a heavier toll on the mind and rationality of a person than emotions. Case in point: most teen suicide cases are the result of bottled up emotions and introversion.
I can accept "this woman rejected me, I will be avenged" as a primarily emotional goal... followed by stuff
You are assuming there is something wrong with our brain chemistry when there isn't. Our brains are still capable of working under the conditions you deem "optimal". It is perfectly possible for the average human to think logically, while still acknowledging their emotions. What's ILLOGICAL is denying the fact that said emotions exist in the pursuit of more logical thinking. In fact, it's just plain wrong because they do exist in the most objective manner (chemically and hormonally) and denying their existence is about as good as denying fact.I would argue that our brain chemistry is mostly unsuited to the conditions of modern living.
In short, COPE with your feelings. Don't DENY them. You achieve the same result with greater control over your psyche, don't have to follow arbitrary standards of social grace and retain a huge chunk of your humanity. Thumbs up !