Difficult decision

July 10-13,’16 ~ QofDay~ Most Difficult Decision

What’s one of the most difficult things you have ever had to do?


Glad I’ve never quite been in a position to go to that degree of tough love.

And in my cancer journey, I have met so many people who would rather die than change their diet.

I find that almost incomprehensible, and it is very common.
It has given me a real depth of appreciation of choice, that death can be a choice.

Personally, I think it very probable that given the choice, I will always choose life (though not at the cost of someone else’s life), and I hope I never get to any of the really tricky and unpleasant situations. Those I’ve dealt with have been quite enough, thank you universe 😉

One of the more unpleasant things I have done was agreeing to kill a pig for a friend, and as I walked towards the pig, seeing recognition and terror in its eyes, and it started screaming, and continued screaming until I pulled the trigger. I suspect that was a very intelligent pig, and I rationalised that had I not killed it as quickly and painlessly as possible, it might have suffered a slow and agonising death at someone else’s hands. That was the last large animal I killed – about 20 years ago.

Odd thing is, here I am answering this question while on a boat just entering the harbour of our capital city, going to a two day training session “making good decisions” a resource for Resource Management Act decision makers.

Strange, me, an anarchist, a decision maker in a rule based legal system ;). Never say never!

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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