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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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  • Steve C

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    Jan 27 2013: I read once (or saw a vid once) that talked about people who had some brain damage to their emotional parts, leaving them with pretty much merely logical thinking. It said their lives basically crumbled because of it. That sounded fairly interesting.
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      Jan 27 2013: Yea, emotions bring sense to our lives whether we control it or not
      • Jan 27 2013: I would describe it as bringing color or richness into our otherwise black and whites lives.
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          Jan 27 2013: thats a better description i must say, thanks Brian

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