First I need have a good heart to be worthy of possessing a good brain. By having a good heart you can afford to use a good brain. Otherwise, it won't serve any purpose in a productive way. Am I right ?
i don't exactly understand what you mean by good heart or good brain. We do say good heart, but off course everything happens in the brain, so when your thinking is good, i.e you have good moral standards and you follow them then we call that being good at heart. everything originates in the mind.
okay...well considering i need both to stay alive, i would choose both. however, if i have to choose one, i just need to ask a few questions before answering. when you say choosing a good brain or heart, then that would still mean i would still have both right? Even if either one wasn't working properly, and the other was, then i would still have them though right? after all, the body can't function without either one.
I disagree. This is where most of our problems originate. We seem to think that supporting good brains (with on regard to whether they are good hearts) to reach their full potential is some kind of a noble cause. Who invented nuclear weapons and the like? Stupid good brains I think.
I do not agree with Will-be-expressed that everything originates in the brain. The brain is one more of our bodily organs. I suspect that it orginates very little. Rather, it can be likened to a extremely complex switchboard that allows our 'mind' (that nebulous, indefinable aspect so many of us think of as ourselves) to manifest registable thoughts through the physical body, e.g. talking, writing, drawing, etc..
But to get back to good brain or good heart? The question in itself has generated a lot of answers if only because the word 'good' can be interpreted in different ways (a somantic problem) moral, or physically healthy? I think the majority interpreted how the questioner probably meant it to be as: 'a kind, loving person - a person with a generous and forgiving disposition.' And I have to concur with most of their opinions, a good heart is far more important than a good brain. For a good heart, in this instance, IS the man or woman, i.e. the part of them they'll take with them when they leave 'Planet Earth' at their earth-life's end.
I have written quite a bit on the subject of intelligence. I have an interesting history in that regard: when I entered schooling as a young child, I was initially classified as retarded. A few years later, I was reclassified as "genius". Not just genius but omigod-off-the-charts genius. Quite a shift, let me tell you :-)
I suppose because of that I became interested in the testing and qualification of intelligence, with particular regard to the extremely bright - those who TEST that way, that is. That "test" part is important, but that's a subject for another day.
Whatever it is that gives me and others like me our "abilities" at those tests isn't necessarily a gift. It's often much more of a curse, separating you from other people because you can't understand them and they can't understand you. The mind that can whip through a "don't worry, nobody finishes these" test in half an hour doesn't work like the rest of the world. Not at ALL.
The differences interfere with normal human relationships. That's why super-geeks congregate together in very small groups - they can't stand normal people and normal people can't stand them. It's isolating and it's not healthy. Many extremely bright people are also extremely unhappy.
Fortunately, I realized that fairly early and have worked hard to become "normal". I haven't succeeded entirely, I'm still a very odd duck indeed, but I have gotten better. Much better, and I am far happier for it. Very happy, in fact. Maybe not so "wicked smaht" today, but happy as a clam and that's a better place to be.
Being wicked smaht is no asset. I'd take the "good heart" any day.