It's been a while. So. Global recession, Middle Eastern instability
and a class 7 nuclear incident. You OK?
That's one of the problems with news, of course. Awareness for
its own sake is not always - and perhaps is not often - a good thing.
I recall a while ago, Hugh Edwards reading the BBC news and saying
"An update for you on that lorry crash in Yorkshire - the death
toll has now risen to seven". Why do I need to know that? How
should I use the information? Is it for my entertainment? Is it
useful public information? A duty to know - or what? Ignorance may
be bliss, but it seems "low" somehow. Having a world view
seems like a good thing, but why do we think so? Intriguing
This brings me to my main thought for today - the
role of choice as a route to happiness in our lives
- a theme I've written about often. The most powerful insight I
can give you about choice is that you always have one - even when
you think you don't. It may not look like you expected it to, or
like you wanted it to, but it will be a real choice worthy of finding
Example - it's 5am and you can't
sleep through worry about money.
Now, I grant you - you cannot simply command yourself to go to sleep,
nor to stop worrying, nor to instantly fix your money problems.
Those are the choices you wanted and lament not having. Their absence
leads you to feel you have no choices - you're trapped in worrying
about money at 5am and hating it.
But the real choices lay outside of our expectations..
Here's the full article
Moving on - I've put some online dialogue extracts below which
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