Brief Introduction: Thinking and Feeling
As you probably noticed, we
have two broad topic areas, Use Your Head and Use Your Heart.
We think it will help if we offer an introduction that explains
why we have these two, an introduction we'll put into each topic
category. So here goes
First, human mental
processes, for right or for wrong, have often been divided into
these two categories: Thinking (cognition) and feeling (affect,
or emotion). So we did the same.
Both thinking and feeling can
work for us in recognizing and seeing reality, and both can work
against us. We explore both how they can help and how they can
Second, in our opinion, both
play a big part in how we see and understand reality, so we need
to talk about both as part of our efforts on our web site.
Third, not only are both
important in grasping reality, but both need to be in some sort
of balance to work effectively. It is especially important
that one not overwhelm the other. Should such an imbalance
occur, reality can become obscure (how's that for a little