Educate them. Teach them right from wrong. It must be knowledge that frees them, not force.
Altair, Assassin’s Creed
You know that saying “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them drink?”
Just today I was listening to an episode of Dan Pink’s Podcast, where he interview the Heath brothers about their book Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work.
During this interview, the idea came up that many individuals will resist choices being made for them, but they are less likely to resist being given a process to make a choice.
Knowledge is power. It takes away vulnerability.
It does not matter if you are buying a car, having an operation performed, or launching a business venture – vulnerability can skew your decision making. Vulnerability most feels like fear.
That’s why we research big choices. It’s why we read how many 5 Star (or 1 Star) reviews a product has on Amazon before we buy.
It’s why we don’t get married on our first date.
Of course, knowing right from wrong does not mean we will always make a good choice, but it sure helps to be informed.
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Stay with me until the end.
Not until the end, always.
Tidus & Yuna, Final Fantasy X
Yup. I’m a bit of a sappy romantic. I’ll admit it, I have cried more than once while playing video games. Final Fantasy VII started it, but Final Fantasy VIII and Final Fantasy X really did it for me. The music, the story, and the atmosphere all work together in an amazing way. But I don’t want to say much more about games today, I want to talk about my wife of 12 years.
It’s hard to believe that it has already been 12 years. Then again, it is hard to remember a time before her and I were together.
In video games, “escort missions” are the worst. You usually play as a hero who is loaded up with weapons, tasked with defending a helpless computer-controlled NPC (Non-Playable Character). The AI is typically pretty bad, with the character you are responsible for protecting running right into trouble.
Just to be clear, my marriage has been nothing like that. My wife is one of the strongest women I know. I am so proud of her and her hard work as a wife, mother, student, and employee.
She’s pretty incredible.
I love you babe.
Whenever there is a meeting, a parting is sure to follow. However, that parting need not last forever. Whether a parting be forever or merely for a short time…That is up to you.
– Happy Mask Salesman
Things have a beginning and an ending. We often have control over what we allow to continue. When it comes to life, we are not promised a set number of days. We cannot choose the day and hour of our own “finish line.”
We can, however, choose our starting point. If you have been putting off starting something important, creative, or meaningful, now is the time to act. The best time to plant a tree is 100 years ago, the second best time to plant a tree is today.
What have you been putting off that you should do today?
What is the very first step you can take?
Go do that.
Every hero has a weakness.
– Dante, Devil May Cry 2
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If you do nothing, you will lose nothing. A craven way to live… If you can really call that life. I, for one, cannot.
– Aya Brea, Parasite Eve II
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We can do it, just keep your eyes upon the prize.
– Parappa the Rapper
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