Which one do you think a person should trust? In the instances where my gut feeling tells me something bad is going to happen, it usually did. I never owed it to my instincts, but rather to the events which immediately preceded it…you know, things were unusual, and using that information I surmised that something was about to go very wrong.
But then I think back to when I locked eyes with my ex-girlfriend a few months ago. It sent an inexplicable feeling down my spine as my synapses were sent into a frenzy. I had never felt something so beautiful, so intimate, so intense as that. I can usually ignore my feelings but I have never been able to shake off what I felt at that moment.
However, I begin to second-guess myself, because how do I know she felt it? I surely did feel something as we shared looks, and despite the awful vision I could see her beaming face clearly as she walked towards me. It means nothing, however, and it does me no good to draw conclusions in the dark.
So where do we draw the line, or in which ways should we trust? Visceral feelings are very strong, but what we can see and touch is just as valuable.