TLDWatch; Understanding and accepting your emotions is a big factor on whether you can control and shape your mindset.
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Being 'emotional' isn't just being stupid and passionate. Emotions are programs set in our brains that were the most fit to ensure reproduction. In some situations, it doesn't apply to modern days. In others, it does. As an example, people who had the frontal lobe damaged and lost part of their emotions turn they lives in complete garbage after that, not being able to set goals for themselves and completelly not giving a fuck for being alive or productive.
Yes, men are less emotional and more rational then women, but that doesn't mean it isn't a gray area. The speaker shows examples where being rational is UNOPTIMAL, specially when your REPUTATION is on the line : a 100% rational person is predictable, thus exploitable.
Lessons learned : Understanding and accepting your emotions is a big factor on whether you can control and shape your mindset.
part I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UySWKNjw5Y part II https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5IrSEIPdwk
edit: Good that this is fomenting discussion and etc, but you gotta WATCH the videos if you think this subject is worth discussing. Repeating TRP ideas is unnecessary and circlejerking. We have many comments, but nothing related to the video. This post would be more productive if there were rebuttals than your "off the point" comments.