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Always, always trust your first gut instincts. If you feel something’s wrong, it usually is.
Albert Einstein, considered as one of the smartest men in the whole world, once said, “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
A considerable number of studies have found that more people regret the major life decisions they made logically than those they made intuitively. In one study, car buyers who had made well thought of purchase were later found to be satisfied only 25% of the time, while those who made a quick, intuitive purchase were found to be satisfied 60% of the time. More interestingly, experimental studies have discovered that intuitions have the ability to sense danger or a bad deal, and could even predict outcomes!
From the Latin word “intuir,” which means knowledge from within, our intuition cannot be justified rationally since it’s not produced by our “thinking brain,” which consists of the left brain and the newer parts of the brain (neocortex). The proverbial intuition is generated on the other side of the brain and the parts that have existed in the prehistoric times, which govern creativity, sense, and emotions. In the early stages of humanity, our ancestors relied mainly on intuition for safety and security; women most especially had to be more wary of danger to protect their young, which explain why women are more intuitive than men.
It’s astonishing how our brains know more than we consciously do.