acting rationally

If we take a closer look at our past behaviors and actions, we will come across a sad realization — that we have not been acting consciously and rationally. Instead of taking charge and being deliberate with our choices, decisions, behaviors, and actions, we were ruled by our emotions, impulses, unconscious habits and the way we reacted to the world around us. We were acting under the influence of certain notions and beliefs that we never even bothered to dissect and evaluate.  

We need to act rationally and constantly and ask relevant questions so that we position ourselves to live a better life — a life ruled by reason. Otherwise, we’ll keep repeating the same mistakes and continue acting in ways that we would later regret in our life.