Blaise Pascal stated one of the greatest mysteries of human kind when he made the above statement. Despite being a physicist and a mathematician, Pascal, a man driven by logic, was keen to notice one of the greatest things about human behaviour, for which there is no logic. The human heart has emotions and reactions to situations that sometimes no logic or rule can explain. Scientists have tried for years to crack open the shell of human emotion but have not even merely scratched the surface.
The decision for our choices need not always be driven by calculating the risks or the possible consequences, sometimes it is merely a choice determined by the heart. Why did Edward VIII choose to abdicate the throne and marry Wallis Simpson? Why would someone choose to fall in love with someone and not anybody else? We can create all sorts of tests looking into the bio-physical, the bio-chemical even the psychological, we will still not be able to come up with a concrete logic driven reason as to the choices made by the heart.
It is the heart that can sometimes over-rule all logic and give us the shot in the arm to go the extra mile despite odds and public opinion. Christopher Columbus would not have discovered the American continent if he were to be driven by logic. All logic told him to turn the ship around and head back to