threesome to choose one

little boy sam is faced with a personal decision. should he?

  • follow his gut
  • follow his heart, or
  • follow his head

these are three minds of the same being, but different on its own regard. they may offer the same thought, but the motive behind is distinct.


the gut mind or kutob is that strange, unconscious being that gives insight the moment a decision needs to be made. it is not governed by rational nor emotional thought, but by a sixth sense. it usually stands as an early warning device. some people claim to stand by their instinct, and profess it usually ends up as the right choice, but will a choice be made out by the mere twist of the gut?


to follow the heart is the "human nature" that separates us from the brawl of the living kingdom. it puts premium over the needs, emotions and well being of the person, or another person or circumstance it holds more. it chooses chemistry over compatibility in a relationship. but can we blindly trust from within? will the heart always conquer all things?


following the rational mind makes us think first before the act. thinking puts us in a detached point of view, separating the bias that comes along with forming the decision. it is reasonable, logical and objective. but do all decisions have to be rational and consistent? the mind might know what is right or wrong, but will it make us happy?


so which upperhand will take the wheel?

people usually say they know what they want, but why do people still end up making the wrong choice?

4 comment/s:

  1. cb :: 林偉文 says

    "people usually say they know what they want, but why do people still end up making the wrong choice?"

    that's because no one ever really knows what they want. at the end of the day, we're all as confused as everyone else. *sigh*


    Anonymous says

    it's a tricky thing. i would say there is no formula for such. what normally happens for me is that i meditate (that even involves some prayers), and i go with the decision that i am most peaceful with. and that usually entails a combination of the three bases you wrote.

    what i believe is that people may actually know what they want. the problem is wanting the wrong things. and that i believe is where the problem arises.

    for whatever it's worth, i hope you find your way to the right decision.


    ash says

    @cb:: - wrong wants like what anonymous mentioned?

    @anonymous - i think i will. thanks for dropping by :)


    Brent a.k.a. yourkidatheart says

    At the end of the day, or a year, or a particular length of time after the decision was made, that's when we "sort of" get a feel if we have made the "right" decision. 'Sort of' because we will never know what would have happened had we done things differently.