October 28, 2016 by pecanbutter
Something I read today that got me thinking about the hard choices we face that sometimes gets us feeling all beaten up and down. Hope this brings light to you if you’re on this same path as I am now.
“It is a mistake to think that in hard choices, one alternative really is better than the other, but we’re stupid to know which , and since we don’t know which, we might as well take the least risky option. ”
“Hard choices are hard not because of us or our ignorance; they’re hard because there is no best option. So when we face hard choices, we shouldn’t beat our heads against a wall trying to figure out which alternative is better. There is no best alternative. What we do in hard choices is very much up to each of us. Hard choices are precious opportunities for us to celebrate what is special about the human condition, that the reasons that govern our choices as correct or incorrect sometimes run out, and it is here, in the space of hard choices, that we have the power to create reasons for ourselves to become the distinctive people that we are.”