Heart Versus Head

I think it’s obvious to most people who know me that I usually follow my heart rather than my head. I’m an emotional person and as an emotional person I usually wear my heart on my sleeve. This has and disadvantages but I don’t think that I can change who I am at this point of my life, although I do wish that at times I could let logic & careful though process rule the day.

I know that some people and especially cold-hearted people in upper management look down upon me for the fact that I am quite emotional. I do this as a deterrent for me to progress faster up the corporate ladder and especially in the company that I am employed in. Most of the people who live in the upper echelon of the corporate are unfeeling monsters who will do everything to get that extra thousand or ten, that promotion and that cushy office. Do I want to be like that? A million times no!

So I get by, pushing through each day with a genuine smile at the beginning of the day & a genuine sigh at the end of a hard day cause I know that if I am loved, liked, appreciated and adored it’s because of the person that I am and not the grade or position that I hold and certainly not because I am intimidating.

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Arsenal 6 Sporting Braga 0

What a start to the new Champions League season! Arsenal bang in 6 goals past a hapless Braga side at the Emirates stadium.

The Gunners took seven minutes to go ahead, Cesc Fabregas scoring from the spot after a foul on Marouane Chamakh. Andrey Arshavin slammed in Fabregas’s sublime pass, before Jack Wilshere superbly set up Chamakh to drill home. Fabregas headed in to make it 4-0 and Carlos Vela dinked in a fifth before he stroked home another to wrap things up.

It was everything that Arsene Wenger holds dear about his side’s attacking style of play and he must have been delighted at the showing. Arsenal brought their usual magnetic passing game to the European curtain-raiser, but they seemed to raise their level a notch above the norm with some fabulous interchanges that saw Braga spend most of the evening chasing shadows. Wenger’s side are chasing an 11th successive place in the last 16 of the competition and in a group also containing Shakhtar Donetsk and Partizan Belgrade there is little to suggest they will fail to make it beyond the group stage.

The visitors found themselves trying to repel wave after wave of Arsenal attack and while Braga occasionally looked threatening on the break, both new defenders Laurent Koscielny and Sebastien Squillaci dealt comfortably with whatever was thrown at them.