“‘Follow your heart, says your brain’– that was an advertisement I read that I think would make you feel better,” Claire added. Now if that made any sense, Sheila might have taken Claire’s advice. but it was just a platitude, something that sounds wonderful and significant and meaningful so much that any trace of truth automatically cancels itself out. Things were not easily solved with words; action was necessary. Claire was a dull and uninteresting girl, Sheila realized, and decided to let their acquaintance go. Forget the platitudes, she thought. It either works or it doesn’t.