Marwan - Activity in Ethics (Twisted Reasoning (Rationalisation (When…
Marwan - Activity in Ethics
From personal experience, I find that bad emotions can overrule happy emotions. As a musician, an analogy could be that the sound of a higher pitch in say the violins pop out much more than the low timbre of a lower register instrument, regardless of volume. Esoteric analogies aside, I found this is called negativity bias, and that I'm strongly affiliated by it.
We can relate this to the political climate, like the question is guiding us to. During campaigns, it feels as if though politicians spend more time talking down opponents than talking themselves up. Fear overrules hope in this case, and perhaps politicians are keenly aware of this factor
As the Oscar Wilde quote goes, "I resist everything except temptation". I like this quote because it highlights the irony inherent in our thinking. We're intrinsically irrational animals, and sometimes we like to do things that don't make any sense.
When constructing arguments, it's hardly ever made objectively. I find when arguing with people, they may argue with an agenda, setting their prejudices override facts. I think this is an example of reasoning being twisted due to emotion
I know I'm an over thinker. I'm much more scared of certain things than I need to be. I know not many people die from riding rollercoasters, but that won't stop me from thinking I will die.
FACTORS THAT TRIGGER FEAR
hard-wired threats like spiders
We fear what we're unfamiliar with
We don't like what we can't control. Also fits into the idea of the fear of the unknown
present dangers more scary than distant or gradual ones
The extent to which you can recall the risk