Feelings: what’s the point of rational thought if emotions always take over?

I have long sought to make radical changes to my life, such as leaving a toxic workplace and losing weight. Yet I never get around to it. I am scared to leave work and sad about being overweight – and I eat when I feel that way. To what extent are humans driven by fear and emotion? What’s the point of rational thought if it keeps getting overridden by emotions? Ed, 42, London. One of the most famous brain injuries recorded in history was that suffered by Phineas Gage. ….[READ]