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Words of wisdom: Decisions is living

The logic makes us intellectual, the emotion makes us human.  Making major decisions is living. – Yip Pei Shan

This is an excerpt from Left brain versus right brain? Shan’s take on logic and emotion.  Making decisions are making choices.  Choosing what we want, choosing what we need, choosing what we desire.  It is so wonderful!  We are intellectual humans gifted with choice!

November 6, 2008   No Comments

Left brain versus right brain? Shan’s take on logic and emotion

Left brain versus right brain?  Logic versus emotion?

Logic is governed by the left brain, and emotion, by the rightbrain (Damasio, Grabowski, Frank, Galaburda, & Damasio, 1994).  As both make up the entire human thinking, there is oftentimes conflicting interests – dilemmas, so to speak.

Logic and emotion play a pivotal role in decision-making.  I hear many people, and even myself, agonise over the many decisions we make in our lives.  How can we make the best decision?  What is the best?  How can we decide to decide?

Logic and emotion make great slaves, but not great masters.  This is my opinion on how we can make our best decisions.

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November 6, 2008   2 Comments