I believed I was a very reasonable and logical person until a few years ago. As an Engineer I am trained to look at the world through the lens of reason, and operate within the boundaries it allows, under any circumstance this proves to be a good way to interact with the world. However I realized during my recent experiences that when there is any sort of emotion involved, love, hate, sadness, happiness etc, reason seems to be just pushed away and my way of response is purely emotional. This is as if emotion is a natural way of expression, like an animal instinct and reason is a conditioned, refined response.
It feels like our emotions are a product of the many experiences of our lives that though our consciousness has forgotten, are still bright and vivid in the subconscious. This I believe is not something than we can consciously process with reason. So is it possible then that decisions made with our emotions have a lot more wisdom and risk factored in than those made with reason?
The question is why do we want to restrain what is natural to us, are we losing out on something very important, by droning out emotion with the noise of reason? Is it possible to scale greater heights by being unreasonable?
Beyond true or false…
There is no right or wrong in the world, the answer always depends on the perspective of the person making the choice and the system he or she operates in. So how do we build that situational awareness into a computer program, so it can make a more accurate decision instead of a simple true or false statement ? Because the reality is always more complex than that.