Bradley Green searches for balance somewhere in the middle between rationale and spontaneity.

Don’t let your heart rule your head. Or is it the other way round? I forget. Yet, when it comes to it, no matter how passionate, romantic, or adventurous a person you may be, surely logic must go above love. It sounds a little sterile, but making decisions with a pounding heart and a hazy head usually ends badly.

“Do what you love,” they say. “Follow your heart.” However, this has led me on a fair few utterly dumbfounding wild goose chases in the past. Goodness, this sounds about as passion-filled as a politician’s love life. As dry as the dunes of the desert. Though, love is blind.

I think of myself as quite an amorous man (don’t we all), and as I mentioned, it can get you into some confusing situations that can spiral out of control. One may likely end up in trouble or disaster. This is the part that needs addressing, not the romantic gestures, or hot blooded endeavours, but the bits that need more consideration: logic and thought.

Emotions and logic are both things that make for perfect persuasion, but alone the decisions ultimately end up unbalanced and short lived. The heart breeds rashness and with logic comes boredom. So it’s the emotions that create the movement and actions in our heads. Proposing these ideas to the sensible CEO that is coherence, I think most of us would make decisions based on 70-90 percent emotion, and the rest would be left to logic, which I guess is why regret often accompanies a hasty action. For example, how many times has one of your friends or family acted on impulse and then tried to justify the action with fact and rationality? I can think of a thousand. It’s like buying a new car, the sense in you will say get the five-door eco-friendly family vehicle, whilst the adventure will say remortgage the house, screw the kids and get the Lamborghini.

This has left me wondering what the best plan of action is. Do you act fast and deal with the repercussions later? Take time to mull things over until they’ve lost any spontaneity? I think the answer has to be somewhere in between, but for the life of me I couldn’t say how that would be easy, and I guess it’s not supposed to be. An interesting idea or action needs enough spark and creativity to kick itself into life, and just enough rationale to make it seem legitimate. Running into things blindly can itself be a constant sense of annoyance when things keep going pear shaped, yet doing everything meticulously by the book will leave you with noose in hand.

Never allow yourself to be too confused by a wild heart (well not for too long), but equally don’t allow yourself to be squashed by boring sensibility. This is a tricky one for sure, I’m still no closer to getting to the answer, although at least I’ve thought about it. For now I’m going to steal a police car and speed down to the beach to clear my head, and get my tax return done.