September 05, 2009

Pascal Revisited

Pascal said famously:
The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing
Today, we say:
The forces of affection that bind us to each other preceded the rise of the rational brain. Love's reasons have always been subcortical, though love's execution may require careful plotting.
Well, that's actually a quote from a book I recommend highly, Social Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman (p. 190). The sequel of Emotional Intelligence, this book is just as fascinating and a page-turner. I hope to write more about it soon.

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