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30 days of Thanks: Days 12 & 13 & 14

Thanks
I keep thinking I'll "get on track" but it seems it isn't going to happen...oh well, I'll keep plugging along.

I am thankful for Rational Thought.  Those people who have the ability to think something through without letting emotional reactions clutter the process, who can see the truth or heart of something and look at that in a more objective fashion.  As most of us tend to react to things (politics, family issues, work problems, etc) with a heavy dose of emotion in the mix, it can cloud the solution which quite often entails accepting responsibility (which can be seen as blame) by one or all parties involved.

I wish I was better at this.  I wish I could let go of my inclination to charge into discussions or topics allowing my emotions to overtake my reason or ability to think more objectively.  I'm thankful for the times it happens, and long for it when I realize I've acted the fool by not doing so.

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hekidanjo
Nov. 14th, 2012 05:21 pm (UTC)
I think you are selling yourself a bit short. Considering your very strong convictions on some subjects, you manage to discuss things in a very reasoned way. Honestly this is why I enjoy disagreeing with you as much as a more fun discussion. You help me to understand your thoughts and feelings. Sometimes this simply yield understanding of a person not me, something I find deeply valuable. Sometimes, you've caused me to rethink my own positions.
ying_ko_4
Nov. 14th, 2012 05:33 pm (UTC)
I still get wound up and try to defend positions from emotion rather than rational thought...and it helps that I have a lot of respect for you, your views and like you quite a lot in the bargain. When it's "just some person" on Le Twittah or FB, I do tend to be a bit of a douchebag at times (at least in my own eyes...)

And you make me think a lot, George. A tremendous gift...
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