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Tantas veces nos decimos que tenemos que entrar en razón. Hace unos días vi un graffiti en la calle que reclamaba que la razón entre en sentimiento. Lo amé inmediatamente!

Hace mucho tiempor que vengo pensando que es necesario dejar de disociar razón de sentimientos. Después de todo, es una falacia, una fantasía, decir (e ilustrar) que pensamos con el cerebro y sentimos con el corazón. La realidad es que todo lo que sentimos, pensamos, y hacemos con nuestro cuerpo, nace y termina entre las neuronas. Incluso las emociones.

Ayn Rand nos habla de la necesidad de amigar emociones y pensamientos. Justamente porque son dos aspectos absolutamente interconectados. Si damos crédito a una emoción que no se condice con la realidad, o si desestimamos todo tipo de emoción y solo nos queremos guiar por la razón, el resultado es el mismo: sufrimiento.

An emotion is an automatic response, an automatic effect of man’s value premises. An effect, not a cause. There is no necessary clash, no dichotomy between man’s reason and his emotions — provided he observes their proper relationship. A rational man knows — or makes it a point to discover — the source of his emotions, the basic premises from which they come; if his premises are wrong, he corrects them. He never acts on emotions for which he cannot account, the meaning of which he does not understand. In appraising a situation, he knows why he reacts as he does and whether he is right. He has no inner conflicts, his mind and his emotions are integrated, his consciousness is in perfect harmony. His emotions are not his enemies, they are his means of enjoying life. But they are not his guide; the guide is his mind. This relationship cannot be reversed, however. If a man takes his emotions as the cause and his mind as their passive effect, if he is guided by his emotions and uses his mind only to rationalize or justify them somehow — then he is acting immorally, he is condemning himself to misery, failure, defeat, and he will achieve nothing but destruction — his own and that of others. Ayn Rand