29 June 2007

To be or not to be Beta

"Do or do not... there is no try." Yoda

Everyone faces crossroads at least once in his or her lifetime. Turn left or right? Go ahead or turn back? Sometimes the decision can be made in the blink of an eye, sometimes it can take hours, days, or even life...

Everyone only lives once. Nobody wants and affords to make a bad decision. If the decision is bad, the consequence can be irreversible. But, it is at least an action taken. At the end of the day, people will not live with the pain of not doing anything. Never save something for a special occasion. Every day in life is a special occasion. Life should be a source of experience to be lived up to, not survived through. Every touchpoint counts.

Although people are always advised to think twice before taking any action, conventional wisdom never suggests that people should think more than twice. Trying to see a clear picture of the future is a complete waste of time. As Peter Drucker put it, "the best way to predict the future is to create it." Act on something!

It is not about right or wrong, but to be or not to be. It is indeed difficult to define what is right, and what is wrong. To some, it may be right, but to others, it could be wrong. Who can judge? Lady Justice? But she is blindfolded. She simply cannot see. Although the purpose of blindfolding is to indicate that all are equals, it can also imply that Lady Justice chooses not to see since she knows better than anyone that inequality can never be eliminated. Right? Wrong? Who and how to define?

Live each day as if it were the last...

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