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December 21st, 2003
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Gut versus head
I've always gone by my gut. For good or for bad, that's what I've done. It hasn't always led me on the path to bliss, but it's the strongest thing, what I listen to most, and, in the end, I'm generally happy with its results, or I at least learn how to be. Recently my head has started to try to overpower my gut, in one area in particular. My head seems to make sense, but then I get confronted with stuff, and my gut wants to take over again, blocking out what my head is telling me. But do I really want to be ruled by my head? Part of me says that's the best thing for this situation. But part of me thinks I should follow my gut, since that's been my guiding principle for so long.

What I'd really like to do is talk about it, but I don't see how that's possible right now. And it's possibly not even a good idea.

I think I've settled on just waiting and seeing what happens and how I fee after a while (although it's going to be a battle to keep my gut in check). But any opinions on the matter would certainly be listened to.

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From:docorion
Date:December 21st, 2003 02:47 am (UTC)
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Well, there's a warning sign there somewhere you're not seeing, is one potential conclusion. I tend to listen to my gut as informed by my head. Except in matters of love, where my gut wins every time, to my sometime regret. And in that particular area, my head is ofen trying to get me to look at the warning blinker and listen to the alert siren, and I ignore it at my peril. And sometime I choose the peril anyway.

I haven't been unhappy with my choices, although I can see in retrospect I could have made better ones, sometimes.

Just my thoughts.
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From:queue
Date:December 21st, 2003 07:30 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the thoughts. Definitely something for me to think about.
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From:hrafn
Date:December 21st, 2003 07:07 am (UTC)

oh goody

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how I fee

Typo!!!
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From:queue
Date:December 21st, 2003 07:30 am (UTC)

Re: oh goody

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Sorry, someone beat you to it. You should get up earlier in the morning . . .
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From:hrafn
Date:December 21st, 2003 07:32 am (UTC)

Damn.

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But I was up around 9:00! Who the hell is up earlier than that on a Sunday?
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From:queue
Date:December 21st, 2003 07:39 am (UTC)

Re: Damn.

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I'll give you one guess.
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From:bitty
Date:December 21st, 2003 03:13 pm (UTC)

Re: Damn.

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Santa Claus? Checkin' his list? Findin' out whether you're naughty or nice?
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From:bitty
Date:December 21st, 2003 03:12 pm (UTC)

Re: Damn.

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I often am, although I was busy and not proofreading LJ at the time.
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From:curly_chick
Date:December 22nd, 2003 07:40 am (UTC)
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This is a tough question especially since you are vague on the particulars. But since I am a good guesser, I will respond as if you are talking about matters of the heart.

I generally speaking, listen to my gut, in terms of character assessment. In other words, what does my gut say about this person? What does my gut say about our interactions (is she/he interested?

However, I very much listen to my brain in terms of whether to do something about it. And I double check it with my friends. And if you don't have a friend whom you trust to discuss this issue with, you should find one-outside the community if necessary. These type of issues are imperative to discuss with people to double check yourself.

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