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I know that some people carefully, rationally weigh alternatives when they come to a fork in the road. I’m typically not like that. Often my needs seem urgent and my actions are guided by powerful feelings—fear, anger, jealousy, love, lust, frustration, intuition, sympathy, courage, possessiveness, insecurity, sociability, hostility, sorrow, etc. (Notes: 1) Rather than acting in goal-oriented, measured fashion, primitive urges or childish reactions often spur this person’s actions. 2) Undoubtedly, rash, risky, “do without thinking actions” lead to early, sudden death for many.)

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a heart WV Theme...

...individual <---> individual

the theme is paired with:  #18B Rational / Dispassionate  to make Choice #20    in the Choices We Make cards 

this theme as presented in older version of theme structure:  version 1.0  version 2.0    version 3.0         is this theme new to version 4?--NO

click to look at the Project Worldview Cultural Literacy Encyclopedia Related Words, Beliefs, Background articles for the above choice 

 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  

Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book Songs

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

passion Impulsivity novelty seeking 
impulse  impulse control disorder sensation seeking 
Emotion extravert Emotions, List of
temptation amygdala Hijack (brain mechanism behind some emotionally charged responses to stimuli) emotions in decision-making

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#6B   Scientific Method #28B Healthy Orientation   #29A   The Self Restrained Person    #39A   Tough Love
#46A Technological Fix  #52   Physically Challenged ==>Independent Living   #102A Conscientious, Efficient  Stewardship #202B Relaxed, Generous, Loving  

More to Explore -- Worldview Themes #18A : Passionately Impulsive 

Chinese Symbols for Impetuous
Emotions  (from 
Emotional Ignorance -- What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
6 Seconds: The Emotional Intelligence Network
Impulsive Behavior as a Relic of a Hunter - Gatherer Past (research from U. of Minnesota)
Testosterone makes men more impulsive (report on research from The Economist August 19 2017)
"Guns and Anger--Trigger Happy"  (article about guns and impulsive behavior in The Economist April 11 2015)
Dirty Minds: How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex, and Relationships by Kayt Sukel  (more about this 2012 book--Google Books)
"An Emotional Hair Trigger, Often Misread" by Jane Brody (June 15 2009 article in The New York Times)
"Revisiting Impulsivity in Suicide" by April R. Smith etal. (2008 paper in Behavioral Science Law journal) 
"Why Teens Are Such Impulsive Risk Takers" (November, 2007 news report on brain research findings)
"Guilt Won't Stop Impulsive Shoppers, Researchers Say" (2007 CBC article)
"Study: Emotion Rules the Brain's Decisions", by Dan Vergano (2006 USA Today news report)
Why We Feel: The Science of Human Emotions, by Victor S. Johnson (read this1999 book--Google Books)
The Two of Me: The Rational Outer Me and Emotional Inner Me, by J. Birtchnell (2003 book, Google Books)
"Personality Influences the Brain's Responses to Emotional Situations More Than Thought" (2001 news report)
"Why We Love" by Jeffrey Kluger (Jan. 26 2008 Time article on the science behind love)
The Neurobiology of Trust, by Paul J. Zak (June, 2008 Scientific American article)
Passionate Love Scale (15 question quiz to gauge the intensity of your passion from E. Hatfield & S. Sprecher)
Dealing With Hyperactive / Impulsive Behavior  (from Family Education website)
Irrational Behavior
Impulsive Behavior Forum (from Learning Disabilities & ADHD website)
Whole Psychiatry: Reactivity
quotes related to impulsive
quotes related to passion, passionate

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"As you shop in "The Reality Marketplace" avoid spending your "reality cash" too early,  before you have seen everything. " 
from Coming of Age in the Global Village,  by Stephen P. Cook,  with Donella H. Meadows.