Your heart is the most reckless, unpredictable, dangerous, treacherous thing you will ever know. Yes, it is that bad.
The energy that keeps it beating is called emotion. It knows no intelligence, it doesn’t care about consequences or the future. It only cares about now. It wants to feel; to feel all kinds of “good” feelings.
The tragedy is that most people live by their hearts. “Listen to your heart”, “If it feels right”, “I got a feeling”, “I know it in my heart”, “It can’t be so bad if it feels so right” — are just a few of the favourite lines in most pop songs nowadays. The brainwashing has been happening for a long time.
If you want to be safe and happy in the long term, you must treat your heart like you would a crazy person. Don’t listen to it, ignore what it says, and keep it restrained.
He who trusts in his own heart is a fool. Proverbs 28.26
The wise live by their mind, not by their heart.