“Your mind knows only some things. Your inner voice, your instinct, knows everything. If you listen to what you know instinctively, it will always lead you down the right path.” --Henry Winkler quotes (American Actor, b.1945)
This quote was posted on Facebook recently, and I have to say that it just frustrates me to no end. I read the news and I wonder how anyone can believe this kind of tripe--I mean stuff. Did Ted Bundy's instincts lead him down the right path? How about Jeffrey Dahmer? Gang fights? Are they following their reason? I doubt it. Maybe this philosophy works if you're directing a movie or when you're playing a character, but I have some serious doubts about following it as a life philosophy.
The thing that irritates me the most, however, is that people don't stop to evaluate the reasonableness of the statement before posting it. Are we so desperate for sugar candy to make ourselves feel good about everything we do? Ugh. Where's the man in uniform to show up and tell us to stop being so silly? The world really needs him right now.
Or maybe I need to dump my Facebook--it might spare me some frustration.