Just the facts ma’am, with a little heart thrown in

Do you have to have hard-cold facts to believe something, or do you just know with your heart?

Both. Depending on the subject or situation.

l’m a pretty good judge of character, and can usually determine whether or not I like someone the first time I meet them. I generally don’t know any facts about them, and base my opinions solely on the feelings, or vibe, I get upon that first meeting, and I’m usually right.  Of course, I don’t always heed those first feelings, and later learn facts that reinforce my original beliefs, and then I have to go through the inconvenience of righting my wrongs. Case in point is my first marriage. I knew getting married to my ex was a huge mistake, but I did it anyway. Call it woman’s intuition, gut instinct, whatever. All my warning bells told me it was the wrong thing to do, but I didn’t listen. After gathering facts, 13 years of research, I knew I had done a very stupid thing, and beat myself up for not listening to my instincts when I had the chance.  So, I had to go through the inconvenience of righting my wrong and got a divorce. Largely because of that huge lapse in judgement, I always trust my instincts now.

Of course, there times when facts are necessary.  I spent many, many years working in an industry where facts were the lifeblood of our daily work. I cyan’t do the job I have now properly without knowing all the facts about situations.

Anyone can believe in something if presented with the facts, but I’ve discovered that not everyone believes with their heart.



About Beth

I'm a part-time freelance writer, full-time high school CTE administrative assistant, mother, wife and dreamer. In my free time I enjoy thrifting, reading, crafts, watching movies and spending time with my best friend and love of my life.
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1 Response to Just the facts ma’am, with a little heart thrown in

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