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Follow One's Heart
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Date: Jan 21 2014

Themes: Soap Opera, Work

Grammar: Imperative Form

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When it’s time to make a difficult choice, there are many ways to do it. You can close your eyes and pick something. You can ask a friend or parents for help. You can write down all of the reasons that one thing is better than another. Or you can stop and pay attention to what your body is telling you. That’s called following one’s heart.

When you follow your heart, you are paying attention to your strongest feelings about something. The choice you make might not make sense to the people who know you, and it might even surprise you, but you are doing what feels right. When you follow your heart, you feel peaceful and good about yourself.

It’s important to follow one’s heart when thinking about work, because we spend many hours every day at our jobs. If Rafael follows his heart, what job will he have? Keep reading to find out in today’s English lesson.

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Lily

Lily

Rafael

Rafael

Lily:  What are you reading?

Rafael:  I’m looking at the classified ads. I need a job in the worst way.

Lily:  Well, what kind of job are you looking for?

Rafael:  I’m trying to find something I can land easily and quickly. Something in a coffee shop, maybe, or in a restaurant. I guess I could also look for retail positions.

Lily:  Well, I’ll keep my ears open, and I’ll let you know if I hear anything. What did you get your degree in again?

Rafael:  Well, I got a bachelor’s degree in Spanish but I don’t exactly want to be a teacher or a translator, so…

Lily:  Well, being bilingual will definitely help you get hired. What’s your dream job?

Rafael:  My dream job?

Lily:  Yeah! Come on. Everybody’s got a dream job.

Rafael:  Promise not to laugh?

Lily:  Of course.

Rafael:  I want to be a yoga instructor. I took tons of yoga classes in New York, and I’m pretty good. I mean, I’ve been thinking maybe I could teach. I’ve been thinking about that for a long time, and I’m happiest when I’m practicing yoga, so…

Lily:  Are you serious?

Rafael:  Yeah.

Lily:  That is so awesome!

Rafael:  You think so?

Lily:  Yeah! I mean, I just started practicing when I was on my retreat, and it was wonderful. I felt so relaxed after I took the class and so strong. Yoga’s hard work. You should totally follow your heart and become a yoga instructor.

Rafael:  You know how I said you might just be the perfect roommate? This pretty much clinches it. Go get your yoga mat!

Lily:  OK.

 

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Lily sees that Rafael is reading the newspaper, and she’s curious about what he’s looking at. Rafael is checking the classified ads for a job. He just arrived in the city, so it’s time for him to find work. He says that maybe he’ll work in retail or at a coffee shop, but he doesn’t seem very excited about it.

It’s clear to Lily that Rafael isn’t happy about the jobs he’s seeing in the paper. She asks him about his dream job, and Rafael shares that he truly wants to be a yoga instructor. Lily loves this idea, and she encourages Rafael to go for it. She believes that it’s important to follow your heart.

What happened the last time you followed your heart?

 

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handwriter

handwriter

Norway

While it is true that experience changes the brain—rarely will it change one’s “heart”.

10:28 PM Apr 02 2014 |

handwriter

handwriter

Norway

I agree with Levi, Sara, and others that “Following Your Heart”—even though we don’t truly follow our hearts—is acting out “emotionally” which can many times interfere with clear and logical thinking.

10:23 PM Apr 02 2014 |

Levi3262

Levi3262

Brazil

The “following heart” thing, can be dangerous sometimes… Sure, depends the subject one is talking about.

04:58 PM Apr 02 2014 |

sara1998

sara1998

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

you know,when you follow your heart mostly you can’t decide and choose the best…following you heart isn’t bad but some times it’s better to follow your brain…that way you can trust you decisions!


06:29 PM Mar 06 2014 |

ricoswift

ricoswift

China

it’s not easy follow our own heart . this is a kind of value proposition, we can not change a real person’s value proposition easily. 

09:48 AM Feb 07 2014 |

AryelLanes

AryelLanes

Brazil

Sometimes our heart can deceive us, but it definitely takes us to the right place. When I was majoring in Law, I thought it’d be the best thing ever! That was when I became an intern at the courthouse.
However, when I got there, I figured out that it was not what I really wanted. I followed my heart and got burned. At first blush, it seems that I lost my time, but it’s quite the opposite!
By following my heart, I could see that it was not what I really wanted. Had I not been there, I would have found it out too late and wouldn’t have the chance to change my path. Thank goodness I did! :)

11:08 PM Jan 30 2014 |

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rapunzel99

Egypt

It’s not hard when you decide to follow your heart but it’s need to be patient and you should have persistence to do what you want ,, just believe in yourself :)

02:32 PM Jan 27 2014 |

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Zambuka

Zambuka

United States

it’s very important to follow your heart.. actually, either you fail or win, it’s more pleasant when you do it out og hunch)


05:08 PM Jan 24 2014 |

CaryZhang

China

Follow my heart ,sometimes it is hard ,and any factors we should be considered ,i think we could not follow our heart ,we shoud consider carefull ,which is better ,which is more useful ,meanwhile it is decided by your environment,if you have enough money so you can follow your heart ,if you no ,so nothing is useful ,and we should make money by all your effort ,like our learning english ,someone learning it ,as it is useful ,and want to travel all over the world ,but someone just think if i learn english well ,so i can earn more ,and i will have a better life ,this is the distinction,everyone has different demands,follow you heart ,could you ?

03:31 AM Jan 24 2014 |

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Besarta

Albania

My ambitios, and my dream work  it was to work for the airport and I have followed my heart for two years, Saving all my incoming salary just to pay for the term for my IATA Aviation studies wich where quiet hard to afford the price.Also I have travelled three times per a week to attend lessons also working in the same time it was heavy to effort however it worth it anyway.


I have practising,learning and everyday keep searching classified ads for applying for my dream job,and THANK GOD now I am really satisfied than after all things that i have done now I work for the Aiport place where I fought to be part of it.I feel happy and ful field emotionaly. So just think and determine really what do you want to be in your life,follow your hear and work by hear and motivate and y’ll see that after all u will succed for things that u were looking for. Sincerely Bessa

04:07 PM Jan 22 2014 |

Besarta

Albania

Besarta

03:58 PM Jan 22 2014 |

Eric_

Eric_

China

“When you follow your heart, you are paying attention to your strongest feelings about something. The choice you make might not make sense to the people who know you, and it might even surprise you, but you are doing what feels right. When you follow your heart, you feel peaceful and good about yourself.”



Right!

03:32 AM Jan 22 2014 |

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nazkhan911

nazkhan911

Saudi Arabia

follow your heart but take your three pounds brain with you hahaha

11:36 PM Jan 21 2014 |

bravevivian

Ecuador

Hi,


Making decision could be difficult sometimes.  Specially when you have some paths in front of you, and you don’t know which one is better.


Following my heart, took to good and bad situations, but I learned a lot and got experience.


My conclusion is you should think, compare, follow your heart, and if you fall get up and keep going.


Have a nice day :D

07:40 PM Jan 21 2014 |

saveme911

saveme911

Algeria

happy ,satisfied at the begining …..but later regret stabbes me ;hence ,i decided to let my grey cells do the “leading”...

06:11 PM Jan 21 2014 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

Totally agree with shahriarheydari. Happy person by heart is happy anywhere, no matter what. That’s a good thing!

03:59 PM Jan 21 2014 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Following your heart is a great thing but sometimes life turns around and you have to take another job. But your creative heart will always reveals itself, it’s your nature, anywhere, to make the most boring job interesting, to make it more professional.

03:57 PM Jan 21 2014 |

ahmet55

ahmet55

Austria

Totally, it’s so good for everybody to do whatever makes sense to him/her. i mean it’s better to everybody to follow his/her heart. 


Another thing is that I’m a trilingual boy (Persian, Turkish and English). To be honest my dream job is to be a tour guide although i got specialized in Mineral processing, metallurgy and also chemical Eng. majors. I love it  mostly bcz of traveling and acquiring new experiences by myself and make new friends and see lots of places. 


Basically, last time i followed my heart i got disappointed and depressed which is that i’m not interest in sharing herein, anyway

01:13 PM Jan 21 2014 |

rastak

rastak

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

yes it s definitely important to following our heart  but also we should pay attention why and when we should following.

12:59 PM Jan 21 2014 |

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Lankiks

Denmark

Yes, it´s right, but it´s so important to know when it´s your heart you follow ….and when it´s anothers wish and heart you follow. You have to be sure of your own feelings.


12:23 PM Jan 21 2014 |

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