Monday, October 18, 2010

Heart vs. Brain

I'm not crazy. I just believe that there has always been two voices in my head. It's like the angel and the devil that sit on the shoulders of those cartoon characters on Saturday morning cartoons, always fighting with each other and telling you what to do. But being a science major, I like to think of my angel and my devil as my heart and my brain. The heart and the brain are a human's two most important body parts. But if you had to choose, would you rather be heartless, or headless?

My heart is probably the most stubborn organ you'll ever meet. Happiness, sorrow, love, anger, betral, hope, jealousy, relief, resentment, accomplishment. It feels everything. But it will never tell you why it's feeling this way, and there is no way you can make it change it's mind either. The only way to overcome such stubbornness is a remedy that only a few have. This miracle is called Self-Control. Sadly, I don't have any. That's why recently I've been giving in to my heart more than usual. My brain, my conscious, my common sense, is totally losing in every argument. "Do homework!" Nope, sorry, I'd rather play games on facebook. "Get over him already, he's so not the right guy for you." Nah, I still think he's cute. "Confront her!" Um, no maybe tomorrow. I mean come on brain! Don't give up on me just yet! I need you to make me more studious, more reliable, more organized, and definitely more punctual. So please fight for me!

This doesn't mean that I'm saying being heart-strong is a bad thing. Don't be a stoic! Without all those emotions, we would be ice, ice cold. Believe me, you don't want to be ice, ice cold (if you ever met my step mom, you would agree.) Emotions bring excitement to your daily life. When you see a cute boy on the first day of school, and your heart start pounding faster, thats exciting. When you know you would be scared of a scary movie, and yet you watch it anyways, that frightening feeling is exciting. When there's a big, red, shiny button that says "Do Not Touch" in big bold letter, and you can't help but touch it anyways, that's exciting. When you look back on your life, it's the events that make your heartbeat go crazy that actually have a real impact on you.

Poccahontas told us to listen with our heart. Einstein told us to reason with our brain. Who the hell are we supposed to listen to?