Saturday, August 10, 2013

Quote of the Day

Hard choices:
... he also gave me some of the best advice I've ever received. Trying to decide whether to major in psychology or art history, I had gone to his office to see what he thought. He squinted and lowered his head. "Is this a hard choice for you?" he demanded. Yes! I cried. "Oh," he said, springing back cheerfully. "In that case, it doesn't matter. If it's a hard decision, then there's always lots to be said on both sides, so either choice is likely to be good on its way. Hard choices are always unimportant."
(Adam Gopnik writing of his former teacher Albert Bregman)

I saw this at The Drunkeynesian Blog. A great blog by the way!


Drunkeynesian said...

Love this quote

Fabio Storino said...

Me too! It helped me quit my job earlier this year to spend more time with my "gordinho careca" (to paraphrase our beloved Drunkeynesian).

Steve Levitt has a project in which a coin toss help you make big decisions. They then follow up on you to see how that turned out. I think he's on to something...