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September 22, 2019

HEAD AND HEART

Head means: The part of the body on top of the neck containing the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and brain. It is the organ of consciousness, perception, cognition, intelligence, wits and wisdom.
Heart means:
(1    Part of Body; the organ in the chest that sends blood around the body, usually on the left in humans.
(2)    The outside part of the chest where the heart is.
(3)     Feelings/ Emotions/ Moods: The place in a person where the feelings, moods and emotions are thought to be, especially those connected with love
(4)     Hearted: Having the type of character or personality mentioned: Cold-hearted, Kind- hearted
(5)     Important Part: The most important part of something, the heart of the matter/ problem; the committee’s report went to the heart of the government’s dilemma; the distinction between right and wrong lies at the heart of all questions of morality.
(6)    Centre: The part that is in the centre of something: A quiet hotel in the very heart of the city.
– Oxford Dictionary
Now, Let’s explore for some more meanings of HEAD AND HEART in the following manner:
H    for    Honour
E    for    Education
A    for    Achievement
D    for    Duty
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H    for    Honesty
E    for    Empathy
A    for    Altruism
R    for    Rapport
T    for    Trust
HONOUR
Honour means:
(1) Respect: Great respect and admiration for somebody; Guest of honour; seat/place of honour.
(2)     Privilege: Something that you are very pleased or proud to do because people are showing you great respect. It was a great honour to be invited here today.
(3)     Moral Behaviour: The quality of knowing and doing what is morally right: A  man of honour; Proving his innocence has become a matter of honour.
(4) Reputation: A good reputation; respect from other people; upholding the honour of your country. The family honour is at stake.
– Oxford Dictionary
A man of honour is a man of integrity and selflessness who makes many sacrifices or contribution for the good of others. A man of honour is a man of high morality and high principle; a man of simple living and high thinking; a man of plain living and hard struggle; a man of frugality and diligence.
EDUCATION
Education means: (1) A process of teaching, training and learning, especially in schools and colleges, to improve knowledge and develop skills; Primary/ Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Further/ Higher/ Post-secondary Education, College/ University Education. Education is, indeed, a process of eradicating ignorance and at the same time accumulating wisdom. It is said that: “Ignorance has no beginning but an end; and education has a beginning but no end”. So, education is something everyone with a head must learn his or her whole life. Education can be inculcated from theory as well as from practice. Education must be used for positive, progressive purposes for PEOPLE, PLANET AND PEACE.
ACHIEVEMENT
Achievement means:
(1)    A thing that somebody has done successfully, especially using their own effort and skill.
(2)    The act or process of achieving something. Synonyms are Accomplishment, Attainment.
– Oxford Dictionary
It is the most practical function of the head to conceive, believe and achieve. In the sustainable achievement of success, service and social-responsibility, we should live and move and have our being. A superior person specializes in something for the splendid achievement of which, he or she devotes all their life, by going the extra mile with the can-do-spirit of tremendous caliber.
DUTY
Duty means:
(1) Something that you feel you have to do because it is your moral or legal responsibility.
(2) The work that is your job
(3) Duties: Tasks that are part of your job
– Oxford Dictionary
A superior person not only performs his or her duty well but also goes beyond the call of duty. He or she of high principle and purpose usually conducts beyond due diligence. That means they have the habit of going the (second) extra mile.
A person of superior mind is usually not only willing to discharge the duty well, but also in the full knowledge that you reap what you sow; you get in proportion to what you give; and it is nobler to give than to receive.
HONESTY
Honesty means: (1) The quality of always telling the truth, and never stealing or cheating.
(2) Not hiding the truth about something.
(3) Showing an honest mind or attitude.
(4) (of work or wages) earned or resulting from hard work
– Oxford Dictionary
Synonyms are: Frank, direct, open, outspoken, straight, blunt, and transparent.
It is widely said that honesty is the best policy. A man of heart is a man of honesty. Honesty has many aesthetic aspects such as simplicity, humility, self-denial and walking the talking. I think many animals are more honest than human beings. It is jokingly said that you can find an honest person (only) at the cemetery.
EMPATHY
Empathy means: The ability to understand another person’s feelings, experience, etc. Empathy for other people’s situations; the empathy between the two women was obvious; the writer’s imaginative empathy with his subject. Empathy is a most beautiful word. If you are in empathy with another person, you do not hesitate to place yourself in the position of that person. You put yourself in his shoes. For example, if you are a salesperson or a marketer, you think, in empathy, in terms of customer’s needs, wants, expectations and satisfaction. Yu don’t push a sale, or you don’t make a hard sale. You think win-win relationship.
ALTRUISM
Altruism means: The fact of caring about the needs and happiness of other people more than your own. Altruism also means selflessness, sincerity, service and sense of brotherhood. Altruism is the opposite of hankering after Pride, Power, Position, Possession and Prestige. Altruistic people live and move and have their being in accordance with the Saccāgraha: “Love all, Serve all; Hurt never, Help ever”.
RAPPORT
Rapport means: A friendly relationship in which people understand each other very well. They understand the importance of establishing a close rapport with clients.
People with sense of rapport are people-persons. They are great communicators with other people. They appreciate the value of connectivity with people. They network with people, they talk to people, they listen to people and establish win-win relationships. People with a sense of rapport know at heart that the present day triple bottom lines are: PEOPLE, PLANET AND PEACE, (in business; it is PEOPLE, PLANET, PROFIT).
TRUST
Trust means: (1) The belief that somebody or something is good, sincere, honest, etc. and will not harm or trick you. Her trust in him was unfounded; A partnership based on trust; It has taken years to earn their trust. If you put your trust in me, I’ll not let you down; She will not betray your trust; He was appointed to a position of trust.
Synonyms: Depend on somebody or something
Rely on somebody or something
Count on somebody or something
Believe in somebody or something
To earn trust, it is essential to be trustworthy. Trust can only be earned if you have: CREDIBILITY which is made up of:
Character: Integrity & Intent, on the one hand, and
Competence: Track Records & Results, on the other.
CONCLUSION
Success in life is built by the Head, at least initially, and maintained and consolidated by the Heart. Some psychologists say that the Head’s contribution to success in life is 33%, whereas the HEART’S contribution to it is . . . 67%. Anyway, I think Head and Heart are inseparable; there is hardly any contradiction between the head and the heart. They only have to embrace each other, support and supplement each other in brotherly/ sisterly/ comradely spirit and cooperation for maximum positive outcome and impact. Ref: Oxford Dictionary

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