“Feelings are not facts”
“It’s just a feeling. It’s not a fact”
“Logic is not based on one’s feelings”
I am curious to see if there is proof in this.
Often, what we consider ‘true’ is based on our emotions. An anxious and paranoid lover is convinced their spouse is cheating on them. A depressed person is convinced they are worthless and life has no meaning. An angry person is convinced that their boss is a jerk with no redeemable qualities.
Usually when one says “feelings aren’t facts”, they are usually in a calm mood…which is also an emotion. So if negative emotions distort reality, why don’t positive ones like calmness distort them as well?
It is often said that anxiety makes us “hyper aware”, so perhaps anxious thinking is more clear and truthful thinking?
What are examples of something being true no matter how strong of positive/negative emotions are attached to them?