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Jul. 24th, 2017 11:29 am
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meatball on the dresser

Meatball is not making an effort.


Less than a week ago, I signed up for my first massive open online course (MOOC). It was all very impulsive. I was reading an article with a link and, before I had time to second-guess myself, I'd enrolled.
of MOOCs and mindsets )



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from Either/Or: A Life Fragment by Søren Kierkegaard


Lately, I've had several conversations about the difficulty of making decisions--especially when faced with sets of similar options. Sooner or later we find ourselves stuck, worrying we'll make the wrong choice.

But the notion of a "wrong" choice implies there's a "right" one--one with no disadvantages. I find it liberating to think there may be neither. Whatever we choose will come with a measure of disappointment (or satisfaction) that often depends more on our own perception than on the thing itself.

(Disclaimer: I'm referring to relatively harmless choices that are somewhat matched and not obviously terrible. Between "should I betray a friend or eat a salad" I hope we can agree one comes with notably fewer regrets.)

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I've fallen into this trap of wanting everything I write to be less than 200 words. I'm writing to match my attention span, which has been waning for a decade. I love you, internet, but you've rewired me. I'm a goldfish.
a little bit more and the ridiculous cat )

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