This week's post was to write about the best advice that you have ever received. It was kind of a hard one to pick out because I've gotten so much great advice over the years. Finally, it clicked. So, after much thought, the best advice that I have ever received was to follow your heart.
I think this is the best advice that I've ever received because I feel like the heart knows more than you do. It knows what you really want to are trying to hide from the rest of the world. Kind of like your Ego if you're a Freudian. Our brain takes care of the logic end of decision making. But, the heart takes care of the whole how do you feel about it?
This lovely piece of wisdom can apply when you're thinking about relationships. Let's say that you have two people that you really like and want to be with. The whole follow your heart thing can have an advantage here because then you kind of already know who you want to be with. If you can't choose between the two then maybe neither are right. One can say that the subconscious has a lot to do with that too. Freud, you will never escape me.
But..it doesn't have to do with relationships either. This was a big part of my decision of figuring out what I wanted to do with my life. When I was in my psychology classes, something didn't feel right. At first, I used to be excited about going to psychology. Over time, my enthusiasm faded. However, I was always looking forward to my journalism class. I was fully engrossed in the subject. I wanted to write, because that's what felt right for me to do. Needless to say, I no longer plan on entering the mental health field.
Sometimes, your heart knows what's truly right for you, even when you don't. So, in conclusion, the best advice that I have ever gotten was to follow your heart.