Measurements For The Heart

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.



About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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