Always trust your feelings

Well of course do not.
Your feelings are not true North.
They are not our best yard sticks for progress,
Nor our clearest lens for reality.
Its almost always the wrong thing to do
To hold others hostage to them.
Hurt feelings are not equivalent
To crimes commited
And gratified feelings are not
The the same as steps taken in the right direction.
And while they do deserve acknowledgement,
Feelings are not fit for leading us.
Injustice cannot be measured
By feelings alone,
Regardless of how potent they are.
Knowing that not everything we want
Is for our greatest good,
Or understanding that not everything we believe about the world
Is actually true,
May help us to interrogate
Our affections
And investigate our urges
Because they might just be lying to us.

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