Monday, February 25, 2013

Matters of the heart

Most of the personal decisions that we take are primarily based on emotions linked to what our heart desires not what are mind thinks is reasonable. This conclusion can be based on when you are getting married, buying a house, choosing a college and a career and many other things which you may think are based on reason but there is always a dosage of heart inserted sub-consciously somewhere. You are smart people and know that it is the case. When are getting married, you want to marry someone with whom your heart clicks not what is financially reasonable. When you are buying a house, you see many houses but when you heart sets on one, all reasonableness is out of the window. You don’t care if you can afford it or not, you want to buy it because you have become emotionally attached to it without even staying there for one day. Same thing you can see when you are choosing a college and a major. You are so hung up with college rankings and where your friends are going and what major you want to take that financial and others factors get put on the back burner when you are making that decision (the regrets come much later). I am not saying that following heart is always bad but doing so on crucial matters when you need the reason and logic the most is not the best idea. It is hard to reconcile the two when you are much emotionally involved in something but if you can take a step back and think it over, you can be glad that you made the right decision.

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