You Can’t Fight Feelings with Facts

Rose Bak
4 min readJun 29, 2022

Why people’s emotions override their ability to reason.

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If you look at any major hot button issue, one thing becomes clear: many people believe their feelings are facts. This seems particularly true with political issues.

We see people who think abortion is murder but support the death penalty. People who say “my body my choice” about masks but not about reproductive…

Rose Bak

Rose Bak is a freelance writer and yoga teacher who lives in Oregon. Find her at or follow @authorrosebak on social media.