Monday, February 13, 2006

Who controls, mind or heart?

Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
- Mohandas K. (“The Mahatma”) Gandhi (1869-1948)

In general, "culture" means how some people do something or many things they do in common.

What's right in the mind may not be best if matters of the heart are considered.

Any movement of what has become known as ethnic cleansing (including that of Hitler who killed those with disease, physical handicaps and mental illness or low intelligence) may be rationalized in the mind as being good for the people of one particular cultural group.

Yet most people of other cultures believe ethnic cleansing is wrong.

It wasn't wrong in Hitler's Germany. But one day after the end of the Second World War, not a single Nazi could be found in Germany.

Both minds and hearts may be manipulated by others. That's why we must be vigilant to ensure that both are considered when any important decisions are made. Manipulators can seldom control both.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social problems,' striving to put the mind in touch with the heart.
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