Following Your Feelings?

How we feel influences what we do.  When we feel good, we do more.  What makes us feel bad, we do less or stop it altogether.  Pretty natural and straight forward, right?

Except there are two caveats with following our feelings: One, our feeling is fluid and influenced by a host of factors. In other word, our feeling is temperamental.  Perception, health, and weather are examples of the factors that can quickly swing our mood.

And Two, what feels good is not always good  for us.  Many feel-good examples like driving fast, eating sweets, or spending money, may be pleasurable at the time, have dubious long term benefit.

Without calibration, our feelings can lead us to serious negative consequences. So the question is how do we calibrate our feelings?

To be continued.

 

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