Why do people use feelings to base their beliefs. I don't mean religion, but a f

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  1. Penny G profile image70
    Penny Gposted 4 years ago

    Why do people use feelings to base their beliefs. I don't mean religion, but a factual issue.

    Do you know anyone, who in a discussion  over something that needs solid, hard facts can only contribute " because I feel that way" Then they are the ones who later cry the blues when it was wrong and caused them grief. Then they think you  made a lucky guess.


  2. Robert the Bruce profile image59
    Robert the Bruceposted 4 years ago

    Great questions, Penny!

    Making decisions on feelings rather than facts is much easier in the short term, that's why. It takes time and commitment to search out the facts and make an informed decision.

    1. Penny G profile image70
      Penny Gposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Today no one takes the time  for thought , they have machines making their decisions for them.

  3. Snøwman profile image61
    Snøwmanposted 4 years ago

    The emotional part of you brain works faster than the logical part of you brain. Most of the time when people use their feelings as facts they just spit out the first thing they think of without putting much thought into it.

    1. Penny G profile image70
      Penny Gposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That does make sense, seems with time they would learn to stop, think, and delay the answer. We can train ourselves to do most anything.

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    temptor94posted 4 years ago

    Very thought provoking question smile Lot of people give more importance to what their heart says as opposed to what their head says. I think its a matter of logical vs emotional. Logical people go by hard facts while the more sentimental or emotional types have strong beliefs that they find difficult to let go.

    1. Penny G profile image70
      Penny Gposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I always say just because you believe something does not make it so.

    2. Snøwman profile image61
      Snøwmanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, facts aren't relative, they're absolute.

  5. Sunardi profile image73
    Sunardiposted 4 years ago

    People naturally use feeling before using logic. For example, when someone is in a situation n which s/he must make a decision right now, no time anymore to think longer. Then, what s/he can do just follow heart.

    1. Penny G profile image70
      Penny Gposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Myself I go with instinct, common sense, and logic, my heart many times leads my on a wild goose chase, and has been a selfish decision. It takes some mastering. Thank you for you thoughts, and you are so right, many do operate in this fashion.

  6. DDE profile image26
    DDEposted 4 years ago

    I go with my gut feeling and that works well for me. Time is not enough to stop and think do what you think is right but with caution


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