reason and impulse

We’ve all heard about those people who fly by the seat of their pants, wing it, or go with their gut. There’s also the other side of the spectrum, people who over-think everything. And someone somewhere at any given moment is debating the difference between book smarts and street smarts.

We have brains. We have heart. If you use one, you better be willing to employ the other. I propose the best course of action is to balance the mind and instinct, that your cerebral pursuits should serve your intuition, that your feelings should benefit your knowledge.

To act with one and not the other is a reckless invitation to disastrous consequences. Perhaps the following illustration could explain what I mean.


Without this

Could get you a

In the

But this

Without this
Makes you look like an

Any questions?

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