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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 22 2013: Yes, I think they are in a way. Otherwise, frustration might appear. If there is always a mismatch between our instinctive desires and our final decisions, we will eventually get frustrated. So, we'd better take them into account.
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      Jan 26 2013: Exactly, balance is the solution

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