Wildy the Journeyman (into_the_wild) wrote,
Wildy the Journeyman

:: Chapter 10: The Long-Term Effects of Short-Term Emotions ::

:: Chapter 10: The Long-Term Effects of Short-Term Emotions ::

Lifted from Chapter 10 of ‘The Upside of Irrationality’,

The interesting book that I am reading now:

Chapter 10: The Long-Term Effects of Short-Term Emotions


Why We Shouldn’t Act on Our Negative Feelings


“For better of worse,, emotions are fleeting.

A traffic jam may annoy, a gift may please,

And a stubbed toe will send us into a bout of cursing,

But we don’t stay annoyed, happy, or upset for very long.

However, if we react impulsively in response to what we’re feeling,

We can live to regret our behavior for a long time.

If we send a furious email to the boss, say something awful to

Someone we love, or buy something we know we can’t afford,

We may regret what we’ve done as soon as the impulse wears off.

(This is why common wisdom tells us to ‘sleep on it,”, “count to ten,”

And “wait till you’ve cooled off,” before making a decision).

In that moment of clarity, reflection, and regret, we often

Try to comfort ourselves with the idea that at least we won’t

Do that again. But can we truly steer clear of repeating the actions

We took in the heat of the moment?”


How very true.


  • Covid B.1.617

    Singapore was making great progress with the COVID-19 pandemic, after emerging from a difficult lockdown or "circuit breaker" in the middle of 2020.…

  • Happy Hari Raya Puasa Aidilfitri

    13th May happens to be a Hari Raya Puasa, or also commonly known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri, or Eid al-Fitr, as a key holiday and celebration of the…

  • Going Plant-Based

    I never really thought I would go on a plant-based diet. I have a few friends who are vegetarian. When I met them for a meal, I was usually happy to…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.