Does your gut instinct make it so?
Do you think a gut instinct has the ability to be incorrect when it comes to something you are (potentially) learning about yourself?
I ask this because when it comes to using a gut instinct with other people we can often be right but there is the possibility of being wrong. But when it comes to ourselves a gut instinct about ourselves we generally tend to think that it must be so.
There might not be a scientific explanation for that feeling we get when we’re certain of something but can’t necessarily prove it at that point, but it definitely exists within all of us.
So, can your gut instinct deceive you or is it the safest bet we have after fact?
@staylucky, in some cases we don’t have a gut feeling, we just think we know what we’re doing, and we mistake it for gut feeling. In those cases we lead ourselves astray. If we do have a real gut feeling, then it is like intuition the best thing you can trust after fact. But I don’t think most people know how to use or listen to their gut feeling, otherwise there wouldn’t be so much shit happening all around the world…:o
@staylucky, Well if your gut instinct is right it is called intuition but if it is wrong it is called impulsiveness.
The gut feeling CAN always be wrong, because it operates on learned conclusions that aren’t fully solid. Instinct is just internalized understandings that have somehow made it into the genome, and these understanding are also just conclusions, not always solid.
When it comes to ourselves, we don’t have much of a gut instinct, because that’s not how we evolved. And also, because ourselves is a very sensitive topic to the ego, so the ego will step in the way of gut feeling, and try to emulate it, to keep you intact.
Never trust your first impression of yourself, always dig deep.
First instincts, and long-term goals. Definitely can observe how this has worked out in my life, personally. Pretty cool.
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