Too many people today have an open mind and guarded heart. I think we’d be happier if we opened our heart and guarded our mind. An unguarded mind will be tricked into making many harmful choices.
The mind is designed to analyze and protect us from falsehood; the heart to connect us with people. Too often we switch them out. When feelings override wisdom and logic a society crumbles into chaos. People have the right to choose to follow their feelings rather than reason and logic, but that often produces harmful results.
When we compel our mind to approve of what’s unreasonable, we short-circuit our ability to tell right from wrong. An open mind that tries to affirm and accept everything quickly becomes illogical. An open heart that embraces compassion for everyone soon overflows with kindness.
It’s hard to be happy if you ignore your ability to examine and reject harmful thoughts. It’s hard not to feel lonely and disconnected if you ignore your ability to open your heart to people.
True science follows reason and logic. When we put feelings first, we’re not “following the science.