Do you agree with this quote?

Nelson Mandela once said, "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."

I think he was spot on.

We should never allow the heart to dictate all our decisions, nor should we let rationality call the shots on its own all the time.

Instead, we should balance what the mind wants with what the heart desires. The two should work in tandem with and complement each other, thus allowing us to make better decisions in the process.

Wearing your heart on your sleeve all the time might lead to your being taken advantage of. And using logic as a guide without ever considering your emotions can be conducive to playing it too safe. With the latter, you're being too carefree. With the former, you're being too rigid.

The ideal? Striking a healthy balance between the two. As long as the heart checks the brain and vice-versa, one is better positioned to make better choices.

Do you agree with Mandela?

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