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Have you ever made a decision based solely on your emotions, and if so, how did it turn out?

Asked by jca (35976points) October 4th, 2011

Have you ever made a decision based solely on your emotions (anger, love, sadness, hate, fear, etc.), as opposed to reason, and if so, how did it turn out?

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TexasDude's avatar

That’s how I make most of my romantic decisions… without any rationality or reason, only pure emotion.

It gets me in trouble nearly always, but it gives me plenty to write about.

blueiiznh's avatar

When reason doesn’t work, I often turn to gut. I suppose making a decision based on gut takes into account emotions.
When it is based on gut, its been ok. I can justify it.
If I make a raw emotionaly decision, it does not always come out good.

GabrielsLamb's avatar

Badly… Doesn’t almost always though? Why do it then?

Who the hell knows… I think the person who invents the pill for that will be a rich rich man or woman?

Blackberry's avatar

(Sigh….) I don’t want to talk about it.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Yes, kinda, almost. I almost called off our wedding and demanded to elope after a future in-law RSVP’d with 8 people to our -50 fifty venue. The invitation was only for the 2 people who’s names were on the thing. My fiancee and his parents stepped in to back me up and pen me in, nicely.

lillycoyote's avatar

@Neizvestnaya Sounds like you’re marrying both the right man and the right family, except for the occasional rogue in-law, of course. :-)

Jude's avatar

In the past, relationships.

Not anymore.

smilingheart1's avatar

Yes, after my husband’s death my son and his cousin put up some log walls for a cabin on some family land. I had never seriously thought about their project but had invested some in it. When they announced they were in over their head literally because they couldn’t put a roof on, i borrowed and invested more. Soon I had the whole thing to complete and it was really a way to heal, create and honor a long standing family dream. It has set my retirement date further away but has brought closer new purpose and a place where people can get out in nature and relax. So the gut instinct proved out.

KidCurtis's avatar

Moving in with the girl I thought I was in love with, the whole thing went south shortly after.

creative1's avatar

Not always so good but I always try to move on and learn from my mistakes in life. I am happy where my life has brought me even if it hasn’t always been easy to get there. Each decision I made has brought me to this place and I wouldn’t be where I am now if I didn’t go with my decisions regardless of how they were made.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Having KatawaGrey. Most of you can judge for yourselves how that turned out. Personally, I’m delighted.

GabrielsLamb's avatar

@creative1 Here’s to “Moving on and learning from your mistakes.” Cheers Darlin! Points!

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