Never let your emotions overpower your intelligence. – Drake
Emotions are important for us humans to thrive. It brings in empathy which is essential for us to understand each other and be there for each other in times of need.
Joy, as well as sadness, needs to be recognized. We should not hold back our emotions at any point of time. We should be true to how we feel and act accordingly.
There are various emotions and it is important that we evaluate the people with whom we share these. Emotions make us soft and understanding towards others and also helps us to get to know each other better.
But we should let emotion be the outcome of a situation and not the reason for the situation. It means we should always take decisions with our mind and not the heart.
There are times in life when the mind and the heart think differently. In this dilemma, we should be strong enough to let our mind take the final decision.
This is because the mind and its intelligence equip you to take the logical decision while the heart can get you emotional and provoke something which might not be fruitful in the long run.
This does not mean one has to be ruthless and take decisions without consideration for anyone. But it is always better to let your own intelligence prevail.
Use your intelligence to think of an optimal decision. Spend time in coming up with that. It is okay to make a mistake after you have thought well but you will definitely regret if you make a decision where your emotions overruled your intelligence.
When you take good, thought-out decisions in life you will see that your life is running smoother than you would have thought.
Do not forget to be soft and emotional when required but you should develop the ability to let your mind and intelligence prevail over your emotions whenever required.