Archive forJune, 2010

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.




I love playing the mediator. You get to see both sides, and even sometimes a third side to a story. That’s where both people are right, but at the same time, they are both wrong. I offer advice, and go on my merry way. Life is so much simpler when you just have to deal with other people’s problems!

Anywho, I’m signed up for all my classes now. I’m excited to get back into the swing of things. I was rather disappointed that Computer Engineering at Wright State is based more on Computer Science and Engineering. I was really looking forward to getting back into COMP E. None the less, I’m excited. I hope that I can get a CO-OP here in the next few years though, or else going to Wright State was a huge waste of time. I’m only really going there to have a better chance and an internship to Wright Patt. Experience working there will go farther than a degree from OSU. I still haven’t decided on the minor yet. I feel Psychology would be a better bridge into Biomedical Engineering than Computer Science. Cognition and Neuroscience. I love this field. The more and more I learn, the more and more I fall in love with it.

Chris and I were going down to Wright State the other day to meet with some advisors and we got on the subject on how engineers write papers. It’s funny because we both agreed without having to agree! I said, “The engineer could write a three-hundred page book in three pages and you would still not miss out on any of the book. That’s just efficiency there.” I’m very proud of Chris. He’s going into one of the greatest Engineering fields out there, and he’s becoming very successful! Congratulations Chris!