[SEQ RERUN] Feeling Rational

post by badger · 2011-06-03T13:28:49.867Z · score: 6 (7 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 1 comments

Today's post, Feeling Rational was originally published on April 26, 2007. A summary (from the LW wiki):

Strong emotions can be rational. A rational belief that something good happened leads to rational happiness. But your emotions ought not to change your beliefs about events that do not depend causally on your emotions.


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comment by MatthewBaker · 2011-06-03T22:46:06.894Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

This is the perfect day to find a nice warm rationality post. Just as a widely known singer once said: "Gotta get down on Friday"