No doubt humans are meant for thinking rationally to solve daily routine problems. Since the first human born to this world, we began evolving and continued on using logic to make life easier ever since. This is how human progressed over time from stone age and agricultural era to the industrial and technological age. Thus, the beautiful rational minds brought tremendous positive development to the present world.
If humans are rational thinkers by design they are also not without emotions and spirituality by the same design.
Nevertheless, in the middle of all this rationality of making sound judgments. And on the basis of these scientific facts and logic — did not we forget about the importance of emotions and spiritualism as a concept?
Outright Rationality Kills the Essence of Service to Humanity & its Kind
Why there are very few of us who really do care about global warming and poverty in the world — an insatiable desire for fulfilling self-interests. If bigger multinational corporation does really care about the social responsibility why they are not starting with cutting carbon emissions in the first place. We won’t. Rational interest inhibits us to do so.
Rationality Hijacked our Moral Compass as a System
If I see some innocent girl is beaten up by some thugs across the street, rationally, I should stay away from it and mind my own business — rational logic prevails.
Moral compass would push me to help her to save them from the thugs or to intervene in some way. For, morality makes harder for a person to move away instead it will force one to help the innocent girl.
Rationality Confuses the Process of Emotional Decision Making in us
In our daily life, we come across situations often where relationships get very complicated because of rational thoughts dominating behind the head like ego, revenge, hatred etc. Spirited elements die out when the emotional decision was made solely based on rationality.
In the same way, outright spirituality in life is also not worthwhile, because, for the betterment of the materialistic world, humans need rationality to become creative. Therefore, a balance between both is the key here.
How to strike balance between both for better decision making?
Taking Emotional Process as a Logical Process
How we can think emotionally with logic require logic and spirited elements. For example, our rational thinking would recommend us decisions through a selfish lens; it will tell us not to take care of others while pursuing our goals; spirituality on other hands would allow — to think logically — to care about others too to work for a greater cause collectively for tremendous benefits.
Spiritual Factors bring Optimism and Dispel Rational Pessimistic Facts
Spiritualism dominates the positive elements in mind and soul. When people like us made paranoid with scientific logical statistics of the world telling that world is going to end because of poverty, hunger and crime etc., spiritualism provides us hope and optimism to save the world — it strikes balance between both.
Empathy and Materialism
Materialism is not bad for humans, but not having empathy while pursuing materialistic gain is. Empathy is not something that will be inculcated into humans through rational scientific facts and figures. It is logical. Take, for example, if you do not have empathy toward others, others would never have it for you. Isn’t it logical? Empathy spread like a chain reaction.
The human body belongs to materialism in the world, but the human soul belongs to spiritualism. To quench the body, human has to find its source of satisfaction in the materialistic world; to quench the soul, human has to delve deep in himself to listen to the heart and it never lies. There has to be a balance between both to make better decisions in every area of life.