The late Scotsman David Hume (1711-1776) was a philosopher. Historically, considered one of the preeminent philosophers, Hume concluded that intellect is a servant to emotion and that the primary task of intellect is to calm or subdue emotion. In the vast majority of cases, he is undoubtedly correct. Yet, most accused of this would likely be somewhat offended. For many, preference is given to qualities like study, questioning, determination, establishment, judgment, examination, fact gathering, studying, and verifying.