“Just go with your gut.” This is a piece of advice everyone has heard at some decision-making stage of their lives. The gut, in this case, means the opposite of reason. It’s something we tend to consider as an elaborate remnant of our animal instinct. When we are told to rely on intuition, it is an invitation to check in with our emotions and to stop worrying, for a moment, about whether something we feel can be explained factually. Still, This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Five Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 39 Learn Lenience We were all young once. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Pay it Forward How to be a mentor. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Be Accountable On youth and responsibility. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Think Back A reexamination of nostalgia. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Grow Up In praise of aging. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Half a Notion A reassessment of ambivalence.