Logical emotion!

Is this an oxymoron? Can emotion be logical?

I’ve read countless papers over the topics of emotion and logic. To my understanding, I am a fairly logical person. I look at a situation from many standpoints and weigh it’s pros and cons before making a decision. This is the way I look at many situations. Take going to Wright State instead of going back to OSU. OSU is by far a better school for engineering, but it’s much easier to get into an internship to Wright Patt from Wright State for obvious reasons. This is a big career and learning experience for me. On the other hand, I would get a better education from OSU.

The problem with logic, is that life is not logical. I’ve always said how I don’t believe things happen for a reason. I don’t believe in fate. This seem like childish emotions that everything will work out because it has to work out. I believe everything will work out, but it will work out because you want it to work out. I guess what I’m saying is, are you the type of person that is going to hide under the covers when you hear a monster in the closet, or are you going to do something about it.

Then again, emotion tends to be blind to logic. I’ve seen people in dead end relationships for months and months on end, with neither partner happy. Emotions tell you everything will work out while logic is telling you to move on. This works on the same account for choosing a school. I want to go to OSU more for the prestige, rather than the opportunity. OSU will still be there for grad school, and I’ll have a better life here with opportunities at Wright Patt. I guess I got over my emotion of OSU being a better school to “settle” for Wright State for now.


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