Daily GUIDE-ance:

Sunday, February 7, 2010

You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice

If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice

So... The usual interpretation of this is as kind of a remonstration against being indecisive. But I think it's actually a defense in favor of those of us who chose not to chose. You see, we also, have chosen.

I'm a genius.


Brad Carter said...

What if you hire someone to make the choice for you? Does that still count? You're not allowed to tell your new employee what choice to make.

Dana Cheryl said...

Good point

It's a choice either way. The argument could be made the making a choice in this way exhibits a greater faith. By relinguishing control of a choice a person is either relying on faith or apathy.

For me the lack of active decision making may denote a lack of faith in myself or perhaps laziness...


Eyepoke said...

Excellent point Brad. Because you'd have to DECIDE to hire someone to decide for you! So it's still a choice.

Some people might call it lazy, Dana, but really, it's just reserving judgement.

Most people can't stand to admit that they don't know. Not like me.

Given that there aren't enough nines to go after 99.999 to describe the percentage of knowledge that a person doesn't have, reserving judgement is virtually always the way to go. Idiots.