The Head, the Heart, and the Hand

I had a professor in college who said that the human person is distinguished by the combination of the head, the heart, and the hand.

What he meant was that people are the only animals that combine intellect, emotion, and our peculiar ability to put both into the world through our work — to make real the products of our thought, feelings, and imagination.

It’s possible to do good work with any combination of these. But it’s worth paying attention to the balance between them: each, operating in isolation from the others, has its own kind of overreach.