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If I Only Had A…

 

“Brain,” said the Scarecrow,

“Nerve,” said the Lion.

But the Tin Man wanted a Heart.

 

I am not tin.

I have a heart, and I couldn’t live without it.

 

What is life without feeling?

What is purpose without compassion?

 

“Brain,” said the Scarecrow, for intelligence;

“Nerve,” said the Lion, for courage, for command;

“Heart,” said the Tin Man, for meaning, for emotion, for love.

 

I have a brain and nerve.

I have a heart, and that is more important.

 

What is life without intelligence?

Ignorant bliss.

Is that so bad?

What is life without courage?

                Simple, safe.

                                Is that so bad?

What is life without a heart?

                Mere existence,

                                Not life.

 

My heart allows me to enjoy the things that my brain says should make me happy,

                And mourn that which it says should make me sad.

My heart gives a reason for my courage,

                And my passion drives me to stand for what I believe.

My heart is what compels me to ease suffering,

                To appreciate what I have,

                To value my relationships.

 

Without a heart, life is empty.

Without a heart, life lacks joy.

Without a heart, life is overcome by selfishness.

 

I have a brain and nerve.

I have a heart, and that is more important.

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