The Head Is Always Fooled By The Heart Analysis

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It’s typical in our society to feel a conflict between our heart and our mind. Is heart at fault? Are feelings just silly and frivolous? Or maybe its mind that’s to blame. It seems like it’s always coming up with conflicting messages. It's okay to follow your heart but take your brain with you. A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn't mean in winter. As i Have said before The heart has its reasons which reason knows not. Most people, when they hear about the mind ruling over the heart, imagine a cold, calculated and stuck-up neurotic. After all, the mind is all those things. The mind may be great at solving puzzles, but it's incompetent when it comes to real life. Rather, the mind is meant to be but a conduit for the soul. You see, the…show more content…
Emotional reasoning, which prevails in matters of the heart, is different from intellectual reasoning. Are these two types of reasoning condemned to fight each other, or can they be integrated? La Rochefoucauld's maxim that "The head is always fooled by the heart,"-why the heart should bother to fool the head. Why can't the heart just get on with whatever it wants to do?. Elster terms this tendency "addiction to reason" and rightly claims that it makes those who are so addicted irrational rather than rational. A rational person knows that under certain conditions it is better to follow emotional tendencies than to use more elaborate intellectual processes. The issue is complex as although love is perceived to be irrational, the idea of finding the "right" person implies a rational choice. The conflict between the two is articulated in myriad ways in our daily life. : Our heart indeed has a mind of its own; we should listen to it, as it often expresses our profound attitudes, but we should not always follow it without regard for rational considerations, because the intellectual mind is equally important. If we can learn to integrate the two systems, we will have the best of both…show more content…
The heart is muscular. It’s a pump, and is not much different from a regular pump in its essence. There is nothing spiritually spectacular about the heart. It may beat faster when you're aroused or afraid, but that is just an involuntary reaction driven by your central nervous system. The mind is a slightly grey concept. In its essence, we know that the brain and the central nervous system mediate and control the body as a whole. When people say 'mind', though, they generally imply consciousness and intelligence. We know for fact that these arise from the brain. It is generally believed, and is likely true, that what we see as consciousness and intelligence is an emergent property of the structures making up the brain. The mind, then, could be seen as the functionality of a brain (and to some degree the central nervous system, although its reasonably well established that the spinal cord and the peripheral nerves are only involved in autonomic- Sympathetic and parasympethetic function or as communication channels for sending instruction and receiving sensory input from the rest of the body which is sufficiently

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