[SEQ RERUN] Feeling Rational

Today’s post, Feeling Rational was originally published on April 26, 2007. A summary (from the LW wiki):

Strong emotions can be rational. A rational belief that something good happened leads to rational happiness. But your emotions ought not to change your beliefs about events that do not depend causally on your emotions.

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