“There are three problems with freedom: Things often don’t turn out precisely the way we hope. Resolution takes too long. And we might fail. And so, when it’s our turn, we take a pass. It’s far more reliable to stay where we are than it is to leap, to jump to a new place different from the one we’re in. But there’s an alternative. The alternative is to assume yes [and] no. To bet on failure [and] not failure. To realize that there’s a third state, the state of no knowing, of not landing, of not yet.
Not everything has to be okay.
Perhaps it might be better for everything to be moving. Moving forward, with generosity. Moving forward, with a willingness to live with the tension. Moving forward, learning as you go. The person who fails the most, wins.”
–Seth Godin, What To Do When It’s Your Turn (and it’s aways your turn)
freedom: why is it so scary?
So much responsibility comes along with freedom, that’s why.
The options Godin offers are almost boolean: and/or/not (I guess also, and-not). Probably appropriate in this algorithmic era.
On the other hand, I’ve never met a scary situation that wasn’t absolutely thrilling.
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