The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book. — Anon.
Many moons ago, I had a discussion about a candidate for the U. S. Supreme Court. On the other side of the discussion were a group of people who felt a certain candidate unqualified because he/she wasn’t from an Ivy league school and intellectually as qualified as some of the other candidates.
I on the other hand knew about what the candidate had to overcome to even go to college, much less law school, and in his/her career. I felt that the best judges didn’t come from ivory towers but “the streets.” I argued that the candidate’s heart should be the most important measurement.
There was no winner or loser in our discussion, but I remembered this conversation when I came across the above quote.
There are no measurements for the quality of one’s heart — no degrees, not cum laudes, and no tests that can be taken. Yet, I think we all recognize someone who has a good heart. Don’t be afraid to listen to your own when a decision is to be made.