I'm having trouble understanding how something can be rational, logical, or both.
I had understood up to this point that they could be used interchangeably, but now I've been told that that's not quite true.
Does it not depend on context and circumstances?
Are there examples where something can be logical at one point and later become rational but not logical?
These concepts confuse my greatly.
I would have posted this on a psychology-themed site, but StackExchange doesn't have one from what I can tell. I will delete this post if it is deemed inappropriate for this site.
I've never taken a course on any of the related topics.
I'm simply trying to understand how something can be logical as well as if that something can also be rational, and if it can later be changed to not be one of the two or neither.
Let's take, for instance, I'm out in the woods and I see a bear.
Would it be logical to run away? If so, is it then also rational to do so?
Why would it be one but not the other or neither?
This is assuming I want to live.
If your response could be presented in a fashion where the common layman could understand, that'd be really helpful. I'm not a philosophy major and I've never taken anything related to the field. Using specialized terms makes the concept more confusing to understand for the general masses.