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  • Hardeep Singh

#12 - Heart over Head Mentality

“Human Beings Are Emotional Creatures First, Rational Creatures Second.” David Julio Wang

The human brain can be metaphorically divided into 3 parts and each part has a different function.

  1. Reptilian – The Reptilian brain is what governs instinct and physiological attributes. The Reptilian brain is nearly entirely subconscious, with the bodies physiological processes going mostly unnoticed by our conscious mind.

  2. Mammalian – The Mammalian brain is what governs emotions and social bonding. The Mammalian brain is our feelings which are extremely powerful.

  3. Neo Cortex (Rational Brain) – The Neo Cortex is what makes rational thought possible. the Neo Cortex was the last part of the brain to develop.

STOP, think about it. You may or may not have heard this teacher/student conversation or even had this conversation.

Teacher/Parent = “Why’d you do that?

Student = I don’t know, it felt right.”

Our decisions are based on our emotion during the moment.  We make our decisions based on emotion impulses.

We are Hardwired to Share

What is the first thing you do when you hear GOOD NEWS?

Every single human usually “SHARES” the good news. I mean every time I hear good news I call my family members or my close friends. Hell, recently after an interview I hugged the reception because the employer made an offer at the end of the interview.  We are hard-wired to share as we are emotional creatures. But we live in a society where we are told things are scarce and we must save money time effort energy etc. The idea of scarcity has lead people to the Rat race mentality. For people with the rat race mentality, no amount is big enough.

So, if the donkey catches the carrot, tomorrow there will always be another carrot. The trouble with this mentality is that rat racers tend to slave their time and energy away to get the carrot (money). Hence when they have their carrot, the happiness is very short lived. Simply because rat racers know they neglected other important aspects. So, to drown out the regret, sorrow, and misery they chase the next carrot and cycle goes on. This is a major flaw in the current system of thinking. I want to encourage heart overhead mentality.

“When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.”

Dale Carnegie, how to Win Friends and Influence People.

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