Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Rational vs Irrational

Many have divided men into Body and Soul/Spirit, but I don't think that's accurate enough. Men can be divided into two parts: Rational and Irrational.

Our rational side comprises not only our body but our logical/rational thinking. Rational is anything that can be explained rationally (never mind the redundancy). Overall, it's our rational side which helps us to survive. To be efficient, you must be rational.

However, we have an irrational side, related to feelings. This is what makes us truly humans, and not just robots with a particular purpose. It's thanks to irrationality that we have creativity/innovation; however, that's the only good thing about it. It's due to our irrational side that we have fears, insecurities, depression, etc.

The problem is that our irrational side cannot be explained. It is part of human nature not knowing what we really are (and it's also part of human nature to want to find an answer). You can't convince your irrational side with arguments and force it to not feel sad; apparently, it just happens.


  1. I dislike my irrational side =(

    Great post, made me think for a while

  2. This is an interesting post, and interesting points, but I must say that fears and insecurities can, and do, save lives and save us from things that could hurt us, irrationality can be pretty good sometimes :) I know you said that yourself, but I wanted to point out that fears and insecurities aren't all bad.

  3. I have a love hate relationship with my irrational side.

  4. interesting, i love the way you do that.

  5. the most interesting thing about this is that many psychologists claim that with a lot of training you can build or destroy those little bridges that you can see in the picture :)

  6. Pretty cool post. Rather interesting.