The case of the words “I feel” and “I think”

“The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds” by Will Durant.

People these days, when talking about situations, more often than not, use the words “I feel” for almost everything. It’s all about their feelings instead of using their reasoning.

When someone says: “I feel, I hope, I want, I fear, I wish” instead of “I think”, that person doesn’t like to think. If we think, one must reach conclusions and conclusions are not always pleasant. Don’t be too quick to dismiss this as you read it.

Take a moment to give it a deeper thought in order to understand its meaning. Then the next time you’re assessing someone to be a potential partner, using 90% of your reasoning and 10% of your feelings will yield you better results, better choice.

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