Wait, I was in the middle of som---
*Materializes into the rune etched circle, candles flickering at her arrival*
Yeah, thanks. Because summoning is friendly and timely, and doesn't make me feel like I want to puke. Srsly.
I don't think it's ever a "GOOD" idea to decide with emotions or values overriding reason. If yeur values override reason, then they aren't reasonable and shouldn't exist. That is yeur #1 key defining realization that yeur values SUCK, and that yeu should change yeur mind in the first place.
Yes, I get emotional at times, and yes, I can let it affect my work. I don't care for this, but it happens.
Fact is though, at these times, I know it's wrong. Massive stress, fear, or other strong emotional ties can drag me away from a reasoned, thought out way of doing things, and it pretty much consistently and always turns out BAD.
Emotional decisions are whot makes my BF go ballistic on people and refuse to talk to them anymore for something he imagined that doesn't even exist. Value based decisions are whot make people bomb abortion clinics, or carbomb civilians, or attack the WTC. This is whot happens when yeu aren't thinking with yeur head clearly, and are going off OPINION ALONE, and enforcing that opinion on everyone else, regardless of whether they agree or not.
Fact is, emotional/value based reasoning, is flawed to the core. If yeu have to leave reasoning behind, then yeu have already admitted that whot yeu are doing isn't correct.
Occasionally there are leaps of faith. Whot most people fail to realize, is that most of these 'leaps of faith', involve that person plummeting to their doom. Yeu don't hear about the thousands who die or get stuck in terrible situations needlessly, because they went with their emotions or values; yeu only hear about the ones who beat the odds, which are rare.
Or, specifically, yeu hear about the ones who were emotion based all the time, yeu just ignore them.
The guy who goes back into the burning house for his dog and they both die. The overly zealous religious nut who kills someone in the name of her values. The politician who commits political suicide by saying he thinks women and blacks shouldn't be allowed to vote.
These are the faces of yeur emotional and value based decisions. Savour them, and don't become them.