What Is More Important? Impulse Or Understanding?

  1. Phil Perez profile image79
    Phil Perezposted 3 years ago

    What Is More Important? Impulse Or Understanding?

    Why are people quick to react rather than understand? The more I ponder, the more insight I gain, and the more calm I am understanding something instead of feeling impulsive. I honestly feel that impulsiveness will be the death of us and without careful analysis and in depth thought, we cannot grow as humans.

    If people did not act rash with every decision that was faced with them, then it would be much simpler getting along without wanting to hit or steal or cheat or lie etc.

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image96
    Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago

    In general I think you are right, but in emergency or life-or-death situations, sometimes the impulse to help or save a life, trumps the ability to ponder and reason.
    It depends on the basic character of a person (selfless or selfish?)-- a hero is usually impulsive.

    1. Phil Perez profile image79
      Phil Perezposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Well, the impulse to make good decisions just comes from forethought from past experiences. It doesn't really have to be thought of because of your strong belief in your judgment. But that still might be relative, so I probably have to agree.

 
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