(EF9) S1-E7: I Feel Therefore I am Capsized on the River Emotion The Evolve Faster Podcast with Scott Ely Season One

(EF9) A Bad Deal

(EF9) We often find ourselves with a lack of intelligence and an abundance of easily exploited emotions — The Evolve Faster Podcast (Season One, Episode Seven)

(EF9) S1-E7: I Feel Therefore I am Capsized on the River Emotion The Evolve Faster Podcast with Scott Ely Season One

(EF9) One Drop at a Time

(EF9) It’s all the prior actions that precipitate the moment when your cup finally spills over — The Evolve Faster Podcast (Season One, Episode Seven)

(EF9) S1-E7: I Feel Therefore I am Capsized on the River Emotion The Evolve Faster Podcast with Scott Ely Season One

(EF9) The Lesser of Evils

(EF9) A person wallowing in grief is like a stranded fish that doesn’t feel like going back in the river called life–but grasping for oxygen isn’t much better. — The Evolve Faster Podcast (Season One, Episode Seven)

(EF9) S1-E7: I Feel Therefore I am Capsized on the River Emotion The Evolve Faster Podcast with Scott Ely Season One

(EF9) Emotional Intelligence

(EF9) It doesn’t matter if it’s a positive or a negative emotion; each plays a huge role in your decision making — The Evolve Faster Podcast (Season One, Episode Seven)

William James

DEDICATION: Episode EF9 is dedicated to William James, the father of American psychology whose constant emotional struggles resulted in prolific work in the field of psychology. James hard work on untangling the emotional knot further helped us realize how much influence emotions have on our decisions. Also, how much chaos, but also greatness they can cause. Because sometimes, value is greater than the truth.

EF9 Show Notes

This episode is dedicated to William James. See the EF9 Show Notes for details of the dedication, inspirations, references, selected quotes and more.

(EF9) S1-E7: I Feel Therefore I am Capsized on the River Emotion The Evolve Faster Podcast with Scott Ely Season One

EF9 (S1-E7): I Feel, Therefore I am: Capsized on the River Emotion

Elliott made a terrible mistake that’s been haunting him ever since. As if rafting through Class V rapids without a paddle, Elliott’s sanity is inches away from crashing into sharp rocks of guilt, shame and sadness. Where do we turn when it feels like our emotions have us hurtling out of control in dangerous waters? And is there any hope for recovery even once you’ve faced the reality of your situation head-on, in light of the power of these emotional currents? We all have emotions, but what are they and do we need them? David Hume felt we are nothing more than slaves to our passions. And maybe so! Countless theories like the Hurrah/Boo Theory show that we’ll jump onto the emotional bandwagon of the masses almost instinctively. Why? To feel safe. But is there a way to break the secure chains of emotions? Is there a way to rationalize the irrational, reason the unreasonable and be ultimately be masters of our feelings?