Monday, April 18, 2011

Decision Points

I recently presented a decision to a Vietnamese friend.  He replied with the following advice,  

"Take two sheets of paper," he started.  "Write 'yes' on one and 'no on the other."  

I suddenly felt sorry I asked and disappointed as I waited to receive the trite wisdom of creating a pro and con list.  

"Throw the two pieces of paper in the air, and catch one of them."  

He concluded,

"Then, you will know your fate."

Another Vietnamese friend offered cryptic advice, "If you give up something, you will get some things."

Sometimes Eastern wisdom is refreshing to Western intellect.

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