When it comes to making decisions, we all know that knowledge is power. But what if this “knowledge” comes from odd source? The feeling in your stomach which each time you come across each time when you encounter difficult situations. These gut reactions can express valuable information about many choices, in a fraction of the time it takes to analyze all of your options. Most definitely both can be seen in the stories of One’s a Heifer and Romeo and Juliet. Many can see that Romeo and “The Boy” both follow these instincts. This boy that is in the short story, let’s refer to him to Billy because he doesn’t have a name. Billy is a very brave. Setting out at the age of 13 in the middle of a blizzard to find his 2 yearlings he meets a very strange and intriguing man named, Arthur Vickers, who has many varying personalities. Going from “a dark and evil face”(Ross 3) which made our very brave “Billy” hold his breath and clutch in fear. But, Arthur also shows a very friendly side where he offers free hospitality for our protagonist. Regardless, our protagonist, Billy suspects Arthur Vickers stole his yearlings, checks his stall with his permission, and unfortunately does not find the yearlings there. Instead of believing what he saw, he double checks the locked stall when Vickers is asleep and when Arthur finds out… well, he gets pinned by Vickers, but luckily escapes. You can most definitely see that there was something in the stall than Vickers doesn’t what Billy to know about which was the probably feeling he felt in his gut. Following this, everyone’s favorite author, William Shakespeare wrote many plays where one of them included the famous Romeo and Juliet. Romeo follows his own instinct as we know by drinking the poison and finally dying as he believed that Juliet is dead. So he said, and I quote, “There is still red in your lips and in your cheeks. Death has not yet turned them pale.”(5.3.101-103) Then he drinks poison in one swift motion. The differences between their gut instincts is that one gave them results of death, as the other discovered something intriguing. From these two instances, we can see that both Romeo and Billy followed their instincts, and the outcome is not always the end up well for our dearest friend, Romeo. So, to conclude, lets all reflect on an moment when we all had this feeling. Did the outcome turn out well; in your favor or was there a better outcome that you should have taken?