Is there a time when you are not emotional? That is, when you’re awake at least. 😄
What is that state? Is the only time you are emotional is when you are “feeling“ emotions? What are you feeling when you’re not feeling emotional? Are you then “thinking“ emotional?
It’s kind of an interesting exploration into what rationality is when we include emotions into our state of being.
For, rationality is kind of a ethical label. If one thinks back to the beginning of psychotherapy with Freud, it is difficult to see rationality as neutral when we see a specifically sexist mental disorder of the likes called ‘hysteria’.
And in case anyone didn’t know, hysteria is this mental illness that only women had. Never mind that there’s a whole critique of Freud in as much as all these great founding psychoanalytical issues and Theories were based upon Freud sitting in a room with various wealthy women who just talked with no interruption from him. Then the three hour session would be over and they would part and Freud would go into a study and pen these great theories of how the mind works.
So I’m still wondering what an emotionally neutral state is. What is “not emotional”? And then what does that have to do with being rational?
Is there a time in my day when the ability to think is not informed by my emotional state?
Maybe the “ratio“ of rationality is a measurement or a taking an account of emotion.￼