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We have alot going on inside our heads, you know. Little everyday struggles. The decisions we have to make. Your little angel and your little devil bickering over what to do. Today I want to highlight one of these struggles. The battle between your emotions and your rationality.
So we have the heart, the symbol of emotion. And we have the mind, the embodiment of thought and reason. These things have a big influence on who you are and how you make decisions. Some people are more emotional; others more rational. But is one side more important than the other? The answer can be surprising.
Rational decisions are ones that we make everyday, and very often. What to eat, what to wear, where to go, what to do. Should you go buy that new T.V or save for a rainy day? Should you go for a jog or sleep on the couch? Stuff like that. They can also get more complex, when you have to learn and work. Things like handling finances need a good dose of rationality... that certain people seem to lack :P But rational decisions are constant, and are made all the time.
Emotional decisions are a whole other story. These seem to carry alot more weight. Emotions can be a extremely powerful influence, and can intertwine with Rational decisions; these are the hardest decisions to make. They tug at your heartstrings in some way. Maybe a tragic event has happened in your life. Or you see injustice that isn't being dealt with. Or maybe it is a matter of love. Either way, there is something that triggers an emotion in you.
And its these hybrid decisions; ones that are infulenced by rational AND emotional reasons, that can dictate many things in your life. You need a healthy dose of both sides if you want to keep a healthy balance. Being too rational or too emotional can lead to many problems that really aren't neccesary.
So the struggle between the mind and heart goes on. They are both equally important, and you should try to cater to both sides when possible. Just remember, don't let yourself be overwhelmed. Let your thoughts & emotions work in harmony as much as possible.
As usual if you have something to say just leave a comment :D
A not very timely note
This was a blog I once wrote during my high school and early college years. I keep it around for nostalgic purposes, but it is quite obviously no longer updated. I am looking to make a more professional blog presence in the future, but I still like to look at where I was mentally at certain points in time.
- G. Jan 2013
- G. Jan 2013