Modern romantic thought is telling us to follow our hearts. The idea is that if we reach down inside and listen to our inner self we will find true happiness. That is only true in people who have had their “heart” (3820) remade by the Holy Spirit. The real truth about our inner nature is stated early in scripture.
(Genesis 6:5 KJV) And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.But we also find the promise of redemption of the core.
(Ezekiel 36:26 KJV) A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.The Spirit makes that change. With that change we seek wisdom. Life is no longer futile.
So? Start at the right place. Finish at the right place.