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Are emotions essential for making rational decisions?

Emotions are embedded in humans. If we can't control them, does this mean we wont be able to make rational, wise decisions? Can we even control them?

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  • Jan 25 2013: Of course you can control emotions. It's ridiculously difficult, but very possible. You can change and become whoever you want to be. It'll take effort, discipline, education, and in my book some help from God. But you can do it.
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      Jan 26 2013: I agree. eventhough emotions are naturally put in us, we can always control them, by our choice, to be effective rather than destructive,
      Thanks Scot, very helpful
      • Jan 27 2013: Sometimes, but not always, Jumana. Example - disruptive sleep patterns of clinically depressed people or PTSD.
        • Jan 28 2013: I think that goes beyond just simple emotion and starts going into disorder. I'm not really talking about chemical imbalances or things that require drugs. Most of us don't have that kind of issue.

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