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Is irrational thinking inevitable?

Sidewalker
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11/18/2012 9:20:55 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/18/2012 9:14:00 PM, Cometflash wrote:
Can anyone go their entire life without ever thinking irrationally?

I doubt anyone can can go an entire day without thinking irrationally.
"It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive." " C. W. Leadbeater
Cometflash
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11/18/2012 9:25:55 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/18/2012 9:20:55 PM, Sidewalker wrote:
At 11/18/2012 9:14:00 PM, Cometflash wrote:
Can anyone go their entire life without ever thinking irrationally?

I doubt anyone can can go an entire day without thinking irrationally.

Is it easier to think irrational than rational? Hmmm...
SarcasticIndeed
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11/19/2012 9:19:45 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/18/2012 9:20:55 PM, Sidewalker wrote:
At 11/18/2012 9:14:00 PM, Cometflash wrote:
Can anyone go their entire life without ever thinking irrationally?

I doubt anyone can can go an entire day without thinking irrationally.

I doubt anyone can go an hour without thinking at least one irrational thought.
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11/19/2012 1:19:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/19/2012 9:19:45 AM, SarcasticIndeed wrote:
At 11/18/2012 9:20:55 PM, Sidewalker wrote:
At 11/18/2012 9:14:00 PM, Cometflash wrote:
Can anyone go their entire life without ever thinking irrationally?

I doubt anyone can can go an entire day without thinking irrationally.

I doubt anyone can go an hour without thinking at least one irrational thought.

Maybe we are irrational beings after all, and to seeking rationality is irrational, but we just keep on trying despite of it.

Then I wonder, could any being be rational if they desire to be so, or thought to be so.
I don't know, by living with humans pets usually show characteristics to make one wonder.
By that thought, we can't really tell how exactly, with precision, how each animal live their life. When you capture an animal to study them, it cannot result in the same results as to observe them in their natural habitat. Even if one were able to do so, one would still have to understand their communication and thought process precisely, and since they are of a different species, at many times with distinct characteristics, and even different senses, how can we possibly understand?