by Elaine Jones
Once a brain and a heart had a discussion with each other about their importance to the body. The brain, being very egotistical, boasted, “I have the most important role in man’s life. I am the control center. I direct all his actions, thoughts, and emotions. He eats, sleeps, thinks, feels, and grows as I command. As you can see, he wouldn’t be anything without me.”
“Well, Mr. Brain,” Heart spoke up, “You’re important for sure but it’s a fact, I rank far above you. Without my pump to supply you with all the fuel you need and remove your waste, you’d quickly shut down. I could remind you of my many attributes but you can see, I keep you going.”
“Ah, you two are a sad pair.” an unexpected observer intervened. “I am the one who brought you two together. I programmed each of you with the finest abilities in order for you to accomplish your purpose. I stay in the background to watch you and hope you’ll do your job well.
When I depart from you, you’re both finished. For you see, I am your soul.
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