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InvisibleDoctorJ
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how does one make the right decision
    #3871648 - 03/05/05 04:30 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

if one doesn't have all the information?


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Re: how does one make the right decision [Re: DoctorJ]
    #3872018 - 03/05/05 07:23 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

using the information you do have, and keeping hatred, greed and delusion out of the equation.
whatever you decide will truly be dignified.

none of us ever have all of the facts
there is a trick to managing with that
I just revealed it in totality.


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Re: how does one make the right decision [Re: DoctorJ]
    #3872755 - 03/05/05 02:07 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

The right decision is the best one you can make with the information you have. Sometimes that means waiting for more information, and sometimes that means acting on what you have. Police will often try to arrest a murderer before they have all the evidence needed to convict him.


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Re: how does one make the right decision [Re: Silversoul]
    #3872790 - 03/05/05 02:15 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

i think redgreenvines and paradigm nailed it..


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Re: how does one make the right decision [Re: DoctorJ]
    #3873372 - 03/05/05 05:11 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

One time, the Great Master Arideva was debating with Revata. Revata thought himself very clever as he stood in a doorway and said to Arideva "Am I coming in or am I going out?" In his wisdom, Arideva replied, "That depends on your intention."


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Re: how does one make the right decision [Re: Silversoul]
    #3873513 - 03/05/05 05:57 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Good response.


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Re: how does one make the right decision [Re: JCoke]
    #3873601 - 03/05/05 06:20 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

JCoke said:
i think redgreenvines and paradigm nailed it..




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Re: how does one make the right decision [Re: CaRnAgECaNdY]
    #3873657 - 03/05/05 06:33 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

These words may or may not be relevant to your concerns DoctorJ, but there is wisdom in them.

Phaedrus - I should like to know, Socrates, whether the place is not somewhere here at which Boreas is said to have carried off Orithyia from the banks of the Ilissus?

Socrates - That is the tradition.

Phaedrus - And is this the exact spot? The little stream is delightfully clear and bright; I can fancy that there might be maidens playing near.

Socrates - I believe the spot is not exactly here, but about a quarter-of-a-mile lower down, where you cross to the temple of Artemis, and I think that there is some sort of an altar of Boreas at the place.

Phaedrus - I do not recollect; but I beseech you to tell me, Socrates, do you believe this tale?

Socrates - The wise are doubtful, and I should not be singular if, like them, I also doubted. I might have a rational explanation that Orithyia was playing with Pharmacia, when a northern gust carried her over the neighboring rocks; and this being the manner of her death, she was said to have been carried away by Boreas. There is a discrepancy, however, about the locality. According to another version of the story, she was taken from the Areopagus, and not from this place. Now I quite acknowledge that these allegories are very nice, but he is not to be envied who has to invent them; and when he has once begun, he must go on and rehabilitate centaurs and chimeras dire. Gorgons and winged steeds flow in apace, and numberless other inconceivable and portentous monsters. And if he is skeptical about them, and would fain reduce them one after another to the rules of probability, this sort of crude philosophy will take up all his time.

Now, I have certainly not time for such inquiries. Shall I tell you why? I must first know myself, as the Delphian inscription says; to be curious about that which is not my business, while I am still in ignorance of my own self, would be ridiculous. And, therefore, I say farewell to all this; the common opinion is enough for me. For, as I was saying, I want to know not about this, but about myself. Am I, indeed, a wonder more complicated and swollen with passion than the serpent Typho, or a creature of gentler and simpler sort, to whom nature has given a diviner and lowlier destiny?"

I posted these words once before somewhere around here and subsequently deleted them. They are back now however relevent. I hope no one minds.


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Re: how does one make the right decision [Re: hobgoblin]
    #3873715 - 03/05/05 06:47 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

The only "right" decision after all decisions are thought of in context to the available knowledge of a subject... is the one that is "left".

(politics/direction wise)


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