I think you and Delphinus are treating emotion and logic as if they're mutually exclusive. You can practice both and still make healthy decisions. Actually, you both continually assume that respecting your own emotions automatically means making rash decisions based on impulse. That's not what I mean at all. In fact, I don't condone making decisions that would negatively impact anyone without thorough evaluation. What I mean is simply this:
Don't be ashamed of your emotions and understand that it is your right to be upset or angry, just as much as it is your right to be happy or content. This does not entail making any decisions with transitive effects on other people. In fact, it does not entail making decisions at all. It simply means you acknowledge your feelings as natural and warranted reactions and feel free to practice them. I'm talking about the realm of your own ego, nothing greater. Not even to the point where you affect other people.
But you cannot. You forget that our natural bodies, outside the realm of our psyches, are essentially computers. Emotions are hardwired into us. They are not simply concepts that exist only in our minds, but manifest themselves in hormones and chemicals --physical truths. When we are bothered, we trigger these chemicals and hormones naturally, like a computer that is programmed to unconditionally perform Task A. So yes, the most natural response is the most logical, because it is an objective truth. It can be measured empirically, in precise numbers.Your rationale is flawed though. One, I disagree that the natural response is always the most logical...
But maybe we're just misunderstanding each other. By "natural response", I don't mean a physical reaction--I just mean an emotional reaction as in being angry, or sad. What you choose to do with those emotions is entirely our prerogative and is different from person to person. And I agree, once again, that the most immediate //physical// response is rarely the most appropriate. But if it does not hurt anyone, crying doesn't seem like such a horrible option to me. Or venting to yourself or a close confidant.