Emotions are significant and are intended to assist folks with maintaining their lives in control! This raw emotion is the first indicator of risk or safety. Those who learn to study and trust these feelings will quickly learn if it is wise to respond to these feelings. The ability to know how to go from emotion to behavior is not a skill that can be easily taught. There are clear examples of what can be trusted when people simply allow their emotions to dictate their actions without thinking.
This filter between what we think and what we say is very important. Many of us lose the filter when we are passionate about a topic. It doesn't make things right and again, it makes it real.