Category Archives: Choosing/Decision-Making
Who doesn’t have a dream car? If you can afford it, especially if you’ve aspired to it your whole life, isn’t owning and driving your dream car one of the great joys and well-earned accomplishments in life? What if you found something better? What if what you liked better was not having the car? Does the idea of getting rid of one of your highest value sound crazy? That’s the[…] Keep reading →
You often have to choose between options without enough information. How do you choose? You can never know everything you want for all life choices, yet you can’t avoid acting. Today I’m posting my answer by audio. I start with a story of a student with just such a challenge and show what we can learn from situations like them. I consider these lessons among the greatest one can learn.
Following up my first post on this topic, and while the options below don’t have to be exclusive, people usually choose as if they are. Do you prefer… Ice cream or exercise? Living with a personal shortcoming Or facing and resolving it? Any food available any time you want it Or being unavailable when out of season? Being as fit as you want and can be Or explaining why you[…] Keep reading →
Do you want to pollute less but can’t stop yourself? If so, I bet you’re approaching it in a way that’s doomed to fail. You’re probably lying to yourself about how hard it is too. People ask me a lot: What do you eat if you don’t eat packaged food? What do you do to make up for not flying? Where do you get your protein? Did you ever notice[…] Keep reading →
The internet is filled with “10 tips to lower your carbon footprint” and “21 easy ways to help the environment.” Here’s a screen shot: There are too many pages of them to count. They aren’t working. Sure, some people might change a light bulb or two, but greenhouse gas levels aren’t decreasing, nor is pollution, nor resource depletion. The number one problem with “little tips” People say enough little things[…] Keep reading →
Freedom comes from needing less more than having more, in my experience. How little do you need? Can you decrease your needs? I wrote a friend, in response to something he said about needs: I’m sensitive to the word need, since I consider neediness one of the least attractive qualities people can have, so as much as I value sidchas, instead of saying you need to do the thing daily,[…] Keep reading →
While the options below don’t have to be exclusive, in many cases people choose as if they are. Would you rather… Eat ice cream or exercise Watch TV or write Drive to the beach or pick up litter from your local park Only look at a man or woman you’re attracted to or approach him or her and introduce yourself Not try or risk failing Eat out or cook Take[…] Keep reading →