Why you shouldn’t let emotions dominate your worldview

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Spoiler alert: they lie.

This is the extent to which our feelings have evolved to deal with social situations and the meaning of life. — Photo by satya deep on Unsplash

Information about the outside world vs. Clues about the inner world

Undeniably, feelings offer vital clues about yourself — but yourself mostly. Feelings aren’t information about the outside world; they’re indicators about the inner world.

An actual picture of me when it’s 1:02pm and I haven’t had lunch yet. — Photo by mwangi gatheca on Unsplash

Feelings lie.

Throughout my ongoing mental illness journey, it’s been critical to accommodate for the fact that my feelings are lying to me.

Feeling like you understand shit.

A graphic representation of me understanding biochemistry. — Photo by Daniel Hansen on Unsplash

They point me towards some obscure references, asking me to ignore the lack of peer review and the anecdotal nature of the arguments being made — and use my own logic to decide if it makes sense. To which I say: pffft; my logic is worth absolute bollocks on this matter.

Secular thinker with an empathy compulsion. Anxiety-nerd. Certified Crazy Cat Lady.