This week was consumed with making decisions. Decisions that will influence the me I will be at the end of next year, thus 2018. No, these have nothing to do with my accomplishments for 2018. I have yet to write those. This decision had everything to do with either this or that. Now I know I just gave a simple definition of what a decision is, but I just can’t help but wonder whether there is a third option. This option being both. I wonder is it possible to have the best of both worlds?
Out of pure habit or indoctrination I’d say no, that is not how the world is set up. When I think a little deeper and harder I start to wonder why. I can’t help thinking that it has something to do with the blueprint that we’re supposed to follow. It’s completely set up that when you choose A, B is no longer an option. Not even a little bit. This indoctrination flows through our entire society. Just look at one of the quotes that has been brought to life to describe this;
‘’You can’t have your cake and eat it too’’.– Unknown (to me at least).
Now I have a problem with this quote. If I can’t eat the cake then what is it that I am supposed to do with it?! I know this is taking things literally, but this is true for life as well. When two opportunities present themselves why can’t we have both? Am I wrong to believe that all it will take is some better planning skills? In a world where we have the luxury to get and create so many opportunities why are we saying no to having the best of both worlds?
I completely fail to see how having the best of both worlds is impossible. Granted, you can’t be at two places at once nor should you spread yourself too thin. Are those really reasons to only grasp one amazing opportunity? To me those problems still sound like easily solved planning problems. So does this mean that we are all just terrible planners? Or am I missing something here?
Are we not selling ourselves short by only having the cake and not eating it?