I was raised in a household that was structured around rational thought, critical thinking, problem solving and cost/benefit analysis. My dad was a chemist and my mom was a business woman. I have three older brothers (and no sisters). "Emotions" were not something that were welcomed in our home. I used to think that humans were created as rational beings that occasionally experienced emotions and those emotions distracted us from reaching our full potential. Emotions were bad. I have now come to the realization that we are the exact opposite. We have all been created to be completely emotional beings, that occasionally think rationally. Emotions are not all bad. However, emotions can get in the way and cloud our judgement. Having control over our emotions and not merely allowing our emotions to run rough shot and control us will allow us to make more thoughtful decisions. Controlling emotions takes patience (trust), self-observation and awareness, which then allows us to use intentional actions and effort to behave and think appropriately.
COACH. FATHER. HUSBAND. SON OF THE KING. WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY.