19 thoughts on “Let Me Ask You a Question – 12/22/18

  1. It’s difficult to say because how do we know the decision we are making is wise? I think it’s important to think over a decision before you make it and make sure that it’s going to positively impact you or someone else’s life.

    1. On the first part of your comment, if you don’t know, then you don’t know. If this is the case then can you ever know you possess wisdom?

      1. To me, I think there are some who think that they possess wisdom but might not. However, who am I to make that decision? I suppose wisdom is viewed differently by everyone. I personally think a wise person is someone who has good judgement, but what is considered “good judgement?” Everyone views good judgement differently in various cultures and backgrounds. Their experiences, understanding and knowledge formulate what they consider to be “good” or “bad.”

      1. I feel we can overthink things, “he who hesitates” etc. For me personally I find it frustrating. Maybe it’s my impatience, many times I recall people say. “I’m thinking!!” When I am pestering them for an answer. There again my wife can find me frustrating with my ‘catchphrases’ (as she says) ‘Let’s crack on’ ‘lets box it off’ and ‘hurry up, it’ll soon be night’ 😂

  2. That depends on the importance of the question to be decided, and that can be difficult to know some times. Certainly, we are well advised to try, but life is replete with situations that feel dreadfully important in the moment and turn out to be much less so in retrospect. The opposite is also true when seemingly trivial issues have large consequences eventually. All we really can do is our best in the moment.

      1. Really, mostly only in hindsight, and then the evidence can be confusing. That said, there are some decisions that should be obviously foolish from the start but people do them anyway for a great variety of reasons, most of them, unreasonable. The Behavioral Economists have a lot to say about that.

    1. Do you think all people have wisdom? I know friends that make decisions that they think are good decisions and I just can’t understand what in the world kind of process would lead them to believe so. lol

      1. Hahaha! No, I don’t think some people ever learn. I too have a friend that I’m having to watch make piss poor decision left and right. Even after we’ve intervened twice now. I don’t know, man. Just can’t get through to some. 😕

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