The following was recently relayed to me. I wonder, do we collectively recognise this? If we did maybe the world would be a better place?

Who we are? (i) - (not a poem)

We bend logic to meet the needs of our emotions.


We hear, read, think or make a statement and if our emotions, as arbiter, inform us it feels true then we believe it must be so.

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Written on 2016-08-24 at 13:52

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Kathy Lockhart
What you state here is often what happens as the first response. For some, it is the first and only response. Others, may not respond with regard to emotion at all (I find the chances of this to be very, very small). However, many may rethink their first reaction of emotional influence and allow their mental/logical processes to determine the truth of the matter.

what makes humans complicated is that humans are supposed to adapt to any situations.he seems multi-tasks like a swiss knife. happiness for me is not the result nor the goal of the human specie. we are relatively wrong-adapted to that, a dog can be much more happy than a man

Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
Logic doesn't seem to bring true happiness but it is what is expected of each of us. Our happiness always lay within the emotions. Therefore, your statement sounds true to me, if we live in search of happiness. There are those who are content with logic because their goals are fixed to that logic, thus they find a sort of happiness within it. Like those who marry for stability or for money or for conformity. The human brain is too complex to fully understand. Thanks for posting something to make us think and wonder.

one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
I think we seek pleasurable sensations (physical or psychic), that is what makes us happy,

so yes, I think we do use emotion as arbiter, to guide us toward happiness, or away from pain. we may hate to admit this (that all actions are selfish in this pleasure-seeking way), which causes us to act harsh at time, denying our intuitions in order to be more "logical," though, in reality, it is simply self-righteousness.

Clear as mud???

Thanks for posting this. Sometimes it's great to find something other than poems on the site.

Best wishes~

True words.

for some, it's rather the opposite, maybe it is more of a balance sheet