- ‘thinking’ and ‘feeling’ are two entirely different things and it is important to take ‘extra effort’ to recognise the distinction, because the signs are not lucid to behold.
- If left unchecked and worse, unrecognised – feelings can grow in influence and catastrophically impact the ability to think, give due consideration to facts and understand context.
- The result is the same even if one is able to find a supportive peer group to fuel said feelings.
- The provenance of giving importance to feelings is not an established finding, though it could be an unchecked or ignored characteristic from an early stage.
- It is not that feelings do not matter. They do exist, and should be recognised to be irrelevant within the sphere of impact of ‘thought’.
- A feeling has no impact whatsoever on anything, unless one chooses to act upon a feeling. Even so – since a feeling is not founded on a rational basis – the impact of the action fueled by a feeling is unlikely to produce the intended results.
- Feelings propagate a false reality meant to bolster emotional comfort, but have the opposite impact. The reason is that inevitable and undeniable reality-checks demolish false constructs based on feelings. The more elaborate the construct – the bigger the impact.
- Feelings have no bearing on the truth and significantly hinder a conducive mindset to learn new things or objectively evaluate a new situation. This could lead for example to selective thinking and absorption and rejecting a mentor1, and ultimately result in a significantly diminished quality of life.
As planned, this is a summary of the article, Your feelings are Out to Get You.