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Why are emotions highly predictable?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

In general, emotions are hard-wired so they are very predictable despite their reputation as being irrational. Emotions have actions associated closely with them. In fact, they exist to cause action, but thinking is not about taking action unless it helps you override an emotional decision to act. Now, here's the catch. Wisdom must be transformed into emotion-based knowledge for it to become subconscious and part of your innate behavior. Theoretical knowledge without practical application is not enough. In other words, your love and wisdom must be combined into an action like doing a good deed for all your thinking to matter. And unless you get emotional about the task, it won't become part of your natural instinct.

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