Reason Trumps Emotion (Aaron Beck)

“We are not enslaved by our personal history or by evolution-derived patterns of thinking. We are endowed with the capacity for mature and flexible thinking, which allows for reflection and judgment and can supersede the primitive primal thinking. This kind of reflection is more realistic, logical and rational and can correct the primal thinking, but it can have the disadvantage of being slower and requiring more effort.”

— Aaron Beck, psychological researcher and therapist