Is Reason Losing Out To Instinct And Emotion

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Marcus Tullius Cicero once said, “The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.” When people have reason behind their words and actions they are often seen as extremely wise. Argumentally, someone who is wise but completely lacks all common sense is bound to struggle in many situations despite their level of reason. Reason can only take you so far but instinct never goes away. The fact that being irrational can be better than being rational, protection purposes, and survival all support that instinct is superior over reason. In our world today it may be rational to be irrational. The article “Is Reason Losing Out to Instinct and Emotion?” discusses the topic of political
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