Fido, feelings/emotions are created by your thoughts/thinking. This is an indisputable truth.
It is true that if reason reveals that a certain necessary activity is likely to result in pain, we may approach it in fear... On the whole, it is our irrationality that is behind all of our rational behavior... The id tell the ego what it wants, and the ego finds a rational path to that goal... But rational thought only plays a small part in our lives... WE all live in our feeling... Who you are is how you feel... What you are is what you think and what you do... Do you identify yourself as what you do, or do you hang your identity on emotional values... Are you your job, or are you empathetic, loving, caring, and just...We are who we are out of emotional values, and they make up our character...