- Everyone is irrational about something
- It’s good when you can get over irrationalities and be rational about things
- Rationality makes it possible to understand things better, and to be more flexible.
- This does not mean that getting over a particular identified area of irrationality ought to be an overriding priority.
- For instance, someone who is irrationally afraid of dogs may well be better off avoiding dogs than working intensely to figure out how not to find them frightening. Overcoming a phobia is a lot of work (and can’t always be done), and sometimes it’s more work than it’s worth.
- It’s ok to say that yes, it’s irrational, and no, fixing it is not a priority.
- You are allowed to decide what is and is not a priority. Being irrational about something does not mean that other people have the right to jump in and take over and fix you or demand that you fix yourself.
- Personal autonomy is not contingent on being flawless.