How to make hard choices | Ruth Chang

How to make hard choices | Ruth Chang

Think of a hard choice
you’ll face in the near future. It might be between two careers — artist and accountant — or places to live —
the city or the country — or even between two people to marry — you could marry Betty
or you could marry Lolita. Or it might be a choice
about whether to have children, to have an ailing parent move in with you, to raise your child in a religion
that your partner lives by but leaves you cold. Or whether to donate
your life savings to charity. Chances are, the hard choice
you thought of was something big, something momentous,
something that matters to you. Hard choices seem to be occasions for agonizing, hand-wringing,
the gnashing of teeth. But I think we’ve
misunderstood hard choices and the role they play in our lives. Understanding hard choices uncovers a hidden power
each of us possesses. What makes a choice hard
is the way the alternatives relate. In any easy choice, one alternative is better than the other. In a hard choice, one alternative is better in some ways, the other alternative
is better in other ways, and neither is better
than the other overall. You agonize over whether to stay
in your current job in the city or uproot your life
for more challenging work in the country, because staying is better in some ways, moving is better in others, and neither is better
than the other overall. We shouldn’t think
that all hard choices are big. Let’s say you’re deciding
what to have for breakfast. You could have high fiber bran cereal or a chocolate donut. Suppose what matters in the choice
is tastiness and healthfulness. The cereal is better for you, the donut tastes way better, but neither is better
than the other overall, a hard choice. Realizing that small choices
can also be hard, may make big hard choices
seem less intractable. After all, we manage to figure out
what to have for breakfast, so maybe we can figure out
whether to stay in the city or uproot for the new job in the country. We also shouldn’t think
that hard choices are hard because we are stupid. When I graduated from college, I couldn’t decide between two careers,
philosophy and law. I really loved philosophy. There are amazing things
you can learn as a philosopher, and all from the comfort of an armchair. But I came from a modest immigrant family where my idea of luxury was having a pork tongue
and jelly sandwich in my school lunchbox, so the thought of spending my whole life sitting around in armchairs
just thinking … Well, that struck me as the height
of extravagance and frivolity. So I got out my yellow pad, I drew a line down the middle, and I tried my best
to think of the reasons for and against each alternative. I remember thinking to myself, if only I knew what my life
in each career would be like. If only God or Netflix would send me a DVD
of my two possible future careers, I’d be set. I’d compare them side by side, I’d see that one was better, and the choice would be easy. But I got no DVD, and because I couldn’t
figure out which was better, I did what many of us do in hard choices: I took the safest option. Fear of being an unemployed philosopher
led me to become a lawyer, and as I discovered,
lawyering didn’t quite fit. It wasn’t who I was. So now I’m a philosopher, and I study hard choices, and I can tell you,
that fear of the unknown, while a common motivational default
in dealing with hard choices, rests on a misconception of them. It’s a mistake to think
that in hard choices, one alternative
really is better than the other, but we’re too stupid to know which, and since we don’t know which, we might as well take
the least risky option. Even taking two alternatives side by side with full information,
a choice can still be hard. Hard choices are hard
not because of us or our ignorance; they’re hard because there
is no best option. Now, if there’s no best option, if the scales don’t tip in favor
of one alternative over another, then surely the alternatives
must be equally good. So maybe the right thing
to say in hard choices is that they’re
between equally good options. But that can’t be right. If alternatives are equally good,
you should just flip a coin between them, and it seems a mistake to think, here’s how you should
decide between careers, places to live, people to marry: Flip a coin. There’s another reason for thinking that hard choices aren’t choices
between equally good options. Suppose you have a choice
between two jobs: you could be an investment banker or a graphic artist. There are a variety of things
that matter in such a choice, like the excitement of the work, achieving financial security, having time to raise a family, and so on. Maybe the artist’s career
puts you on the cutting edge of new forms of pictorial expression. Maybe the banking career
puts you on the cutting edge of new forms of financial manipulation. (Laughter) Imagine the two jobs however you like, so that neither is better than the other. Now suppose we improve one of them, a bit. Suppose the bank, wooing you, adds 500 dollars a month to your salary. Does the extra money now make the banking job
better than the artist one? Not necessarily. A higher salary makes the banking job
better than it was before, but it might not be enough to make being a banker
better than being an artist. But if an improvement in one of the jobs
doesn’t make it better than the other, then the two original jobs
could not have been equally good. If you start with two things
that are equally good, and you improve one of them, it now must be better than the other. That’s not the case
with options in hard choices. So now we’ve got a puzzle. We’ve got two jobs. Neither is better than the other,
nor are they equally good. So how are we supposed to choose? Something seems to have gone wrong here. Maybe the choice itself is problematic,
and comparison is impossible. But that can’t be right. It’s not like we’re trying to choose
between two things that can’t be compared. We’re weighing the merits
of two jobs, after all, not the merits of the number nine
and a plate of fried eggs. A comparison of the overall
merits of two jobs is something we can make, and one we often do make. I think the puzzle arises because of an unreflective assumption
we make about value. We unwittingly assume that values
like justice, beauty, kindness, are akin to scientific quantities,
like length, mass and weight. Take any comparative question
not involving value, such as which of two suitcases is heavier. There are only three possibilities. The weight of one is greater, lesser
or equal to the weight of the other. Properties like weight can be
represented by real numbers — one, two, three and so on — and there are only
three possible comparisons between any two real numbers. One number is greater, lesser,
or equal to the other. Not so with values. As post-Enlightenment creatures, we tend to assume that scientific thinking holds the key
to everything of importance in our world, but the world of value
is different from the world of science. The stuff of the one world
can be quantified by real numbers. The stuff of the other world can’t. We shouldn’t assume that the world of is,
of lengths and weights, has the same structure
as the world of ought, of what we should do. So if what matters to us — a child’s delight, the love
you have for your partner — can’t be represented by real numbers, then there’s no reason to believe that in choice, there are only
three possibilities — that one alternative is better,
worse or equal to the other. We need to introduce
a new, fourth relation beyond being better, worse or equal, that describes what’s going on
in hard choices. I like to say that
the alternatives are “on a par.” When alternatives are on a par, it may matter very much which you choose, but one alternative
isn’t better than the other. Rather, the alternatives are
in the same neighborhood of value, in the same league of value, while at the same time
being very different in kind of value. That’s why the choice is hard. Understanding hard choices in this way uncovers something
about ourselves we didn’t know. Each of us has the power
to create reasons. Imagine a world
in which every choice you face is an easy choice, that is, there’s always
a best alternative. If there’s a best alternative,
then that’s the one you should choose, because part of being rational is doing the better thing
rather than the worse thing, choosing what you have
most reason to choose. In such a world, we’d have most reason to wear black socks instead of pink socks, to eat cereal instead of donuts, to live in the city
rather than the country, to marry Betty instead of Lolita. A world full of only easy choices
would enslave us to reasons. When you think about it, (Laughter) it’s nuts to believe
that the reasons given to you dictated that you had
most reason to pursue the exact hobbies you do, to live in the exact house you do, to work at the exact job you do. Instead, you faced alternatives
that were on a par — hard choices — and you made reasons for yourself to choose that hobby,
that house and that job. When alternatives are on a par, the reasons given to us, the ones that determine
whether we’re making a mistake, are silent as to what to do. It’s here, in the space of hard choices, that we get to exercise
our normative power — the power to create reasons for yourself, to make yourself into the kind of person for whom country living
is preferable to the urban life. When we choose between options
that are on a par, we can do something
really rather remarkable. We can put our very selves
behind an option. Here’s where I stand. Here’s who I am, I am for banking. I am for chocolate donuts. (Laughter) This response in hard choices
is a rational response, but it’s not dictated
by reasons given to us. Rather, it’s supported
by reasons created by us. When we create reasons for ourselves to become this kind
of person rather than that, we wholeheartedly become
the people that we are. You might say that we become
the authors of our own lives. So when we face hard choices,
we shouldn’t beat our head against a wall trying to figure out
which alternative is better. There is no best alternative. Instead of looking for reasons out there, we should be looking for reasons in here: Who am I to be? You might decide to be
a pink sock-wearing, cereal-loving, country-living banker, and I might decide to be
a black sock-wearing, urban, donut-loving artist. What we do in hard choices
is very much up to each of us. Now, people who don’t exercise
their normative powers in hard choices are drifters. We all know people like that. I drifted into being a lawyer. I didn’t put my agency behind lawyering. I wasn’t for lawyering. Drifters allow the world
to write the story of their lives. They let mechanisms
of reward and punishment — pats on the head, fear,
the easiness of an option — to determine what they do. So the lesson of hard choices: reflect on what you can
put your agency behind, on what you can be for, and through hard choices, become that person. Far from being sources of agony and dread, hard choices are precious opportunities for us to celebrate what is special
about the human condition, that the reasons that govern
our choices as correct or incorrect sometimes run out, and it is here, in the space
of hard choices, that we have the power
to create reasons for ourselves to become the distinctive
people that we are. And that’s why hard
choices are not a curse but a godsend. Thank you. (Applause)


  • Lizzy Burk says:

    I have to choose between drum line and color guard. The thing is I want to play snare in marching band but at the same time I know I'll have to start on bass drums which I dislike. On the other hand I could do color guard where I can do whatever I want in that section. Which should I do? It's too hard to decide because I love both very much… Please help me someone.

  • Amira Abdel-Aziz says:

    i'm glad you chose to be a philosopher after drifting, because you become a brilliant one

  • Nathaniel W says:

    Im a freshman in high school and I need to decide whether I want to stay in Georgia and live with my mom or go to New York and live with my dad. I believe moving with my dad will help me with my grades and social skills. However, he dosen't live in the safest part of town and he dosen't make as much money. Anyone have any advice?

  • Larry Panozzo says:

    This does nothing to answer how to make hard choices! 😂 What do you want to put your agency and your self behind? How do you decide that?!?!

    My answer: Accept the absurdity of life, live life to the point of tears every single day, and stay true to your values along the way 🙂


  • Sujay Mohanty says:

    Joker's multiple choice origins. 😉

  • Nick Wilkinson says:

    Great talk!

  • ptyvitludy says:

    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
    and sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveller, long I stood
    and looked down one as far as I could
    to where it bent in the undergrowth;

    Then took the other, as just as fair,
    and having perhaps the better claim
    because it was grassy and wanted wear;
    though as for that, the passing there
    had worn them really about the same,

    And both that morning equally lay
    in leaves no feet had trodden black.
    Oh, I kept the first for another day!
    Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
    I doubted if I should ever come back.

    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
    I took the one less travelled by,
    and that has made all the difference

  • Haixin Chen says:

    "Hard choices are hard because there are no best options."

    I love this line. Thank you.

  • Shane from Kentucky says:

    She is absolutely brilliant

  • Jack Burke says:

    12:18 even Esther Perrell (an extremely intelligent clinician) seems moved

  • Patricia Handa says:

    That was a very complicated way of saying you shouldn't let other people make your choices for you.

  • Rayne Ma says:

    You may consider picking the choice that will lead to more possibilities. Never close loop on yourself.

  • Alicia Y says:

    I always regard hard choices as chances,chances of getting to know yourself better.I first rejected my mon's will of me becoming a teacher,then I accepted it eventually.But there came the crossroad,give it up or I wouldn't be able to move forward.If it wasnt for the hard choices,I would not be able to realise I never wanted to stay in one place doing the same work everyday.I wrote down every detail of the person I wanna be.If you are already the kind of person u wanna be,there wont be hard choices.I believe that its telling you to reconsider ,to think about your future again.
    Thank you for reading.

  • Rohit Wankhade says:

    Listen to your heart! The speech is this simple. Why so much over explanation?

  • chan tzu kit says:

    When making hard choices:

    Acknowledge they are hard because there is no best alternative. They are blessings; easy choices are passively detrimental.

    To solve hard choices: Exercise your agency by looking within. Your stance, your voice, your values matter ultimately in tough decisions. Be proactive (owning up to choices), not reactive (a drifter succumbing to easy choices), and ensure to weigh hard choices by their potential to you rather than qualities of those choices.

  • orvin13 says:

    I believe that one can't look at another's life and say that the decisions that they made are > = < but they themselves can only do that. That doesn't mean that the concept of >=< is invalid it just mean it's invalid to everyone but you.
    Now let's add someone that lived a perfect life and that knows and felt exactly what we have gone through then this concept no longer applies to just you it's you and that being. If you don't know what im referring to it's Christ.
    I will add that > = < or as i like to call it white, gray, and black does not apply to everything in which we decide i our lives but only to some and that includes ones in which you didn't. But it is more white and grey than black that crops up in the decisions we make. Because killing, cheating, and stealing are all in the black but not all are equally bad but those decisions don't come up as often or non at all. Another thing, its meny small decision that led you to make such big life changing decision is never just one.

  • Chelsea London FC says:

    Unuseful video 👎

  • HiddenWen says:

    The message I got was only hard choices force you to make meaningful decisions that have weight, which almost always results in the right path for you. You either make the right choice and it feels good, or you make the wrong choice, which allows you to learn a bit about what you don't actually want.

  • Rajiv Krishna says:

    I couldn't have watched this video at a more apt time in my life. I'm totally lost trying to decide how to move ahead in life. This woman has extreme clarity and understanding of how a situation like I'm in, could be dealt with. Thank you!

  • Another Penguin says:

    I come back to this video every year on this day to celebrate I stopped smoking and drinking

  • vesica pisces says:

    Thank you . Honesty from the very bottom of my heart Thank you. I needed this actually, i always find myself cought up in between things and always fearing peoples Judgment after every decision. Choosing between things just tears me from within .But! Now i know that I've to choose the thing basing on who i wanna be or who I am truly. 🌻🕊

  • Erce Pınar says:

    Awesome awesome and yet more awesome! Such a magnificent talk!

  • Squeezie Bee says:

    Now all of this aside, I have two job offers at the moment to choose from; one is at a suburban firm which provides security and a low career with much less stress and proximity to home, the other a high end stressful job in the city with far better challenges, exposure and mentorship, which one should I go for? I'm very scared of failing at the city job and being back where I am now, i.e looking for jobs again and going through numerous job interviews.

  • reductio absurdum says:

    unfortunately, with your choices, you have to factor in others wanting to thwart your self-fulfilment, eg, for political reasons, no?

  • reductio absurdum says:

    1) I don't believe in discomfort … but is that belief stopping me from being happy?
    2) When you're older, it takes energy just to think, period, making the decisions you make perhaps less appropriate for you. For this reason, although boring for the young, I suggest that instating the treatment as soon as possible could help the world.

  • Lorelei Rogero says:

    12:19 Esther Perel displaying great listening skills!

  • Peng Fei Dong says:

    Measuring options in hard choices is like measuring the volume of a set amount of air. It changes based on temperature [mood] and pressure [pressure].

  • banjo099 says:

    When there is two possibilities from which to choose of, and the other is the technical type and the other is something else, the technical is always the right option. Other instruction is the deep. If other one of the choices is the deep one, then that's the right choice.

  • lart76 says:

    existence precedes essence

  • Zqppy says:

    who tf names their child Lolita

  • G D says:

    Mindblowing thks a lot…

  • Sophie Bekaert says:

    That zoom on Esther Perel totally engrossed in the talk from 12:18– 12:22 <3

  • Laura Duffy says:


  • Anime Aficionado says:

    I came here after The philosophical Explaination of Mr. NOBODY, a movie that deeply affects my usual disposition and how contradictory choices can be meaningful too sometimes…

  • Jeremy Cornwell says:

    If you make decisions without my permission, I kill, I crush, and destroy you. Get this dog out of my house! Now! Slavers!

  • Aparna G says:

    Basically, prioritise unconditioned on societal constraints and be who you want to be!

    That's exactly what I have been meaning to hear since long

  • Threelly AI says:

    My CAT Decided What I ATE for 24 HOURS (And This Is What Happended…)

  • Dianne Berest says:

    Oh, I really, really liked this. Thank you. Going to share with several friends. Seems to me this way of looking at hard choices is true on the individual level and the societal level.

  • Uncle Tony says:

    Having to make a "hard choice" is simple. That's because if you pay attention, you will see that the Universe (or "God") provides you with Guidance and very clear signs as to which path to take, i.e., you don't have to make choices at all; instead, simply follow the path presented, and do not worry – the Universe will not trick you or lead you astray.

  • Marilyn Gonzalez says:

    "Every path is the right path. Everything could've been anything else and it would have just as much meaning" – Tennessee Williams

  • trevor burke says:

    I literally learned nothing.

  • XxanimeAnnaxX says:

    Thank you for this video <3 It helped me out!

  • Vineet Dixit says:


  • Cecilia Valenzuela says:

    Here to be the 667th comment

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  • Hankaunamatototota says:

    So, I’m being bullied at my current school. The bullying got very bad last Wednesday. My mother gave me 2 options, 1) stay at school and the school will change my classes and find a safe space for me to sit out of class time, and 2) Start online school. The reason it’s so difficult is because online school is expensive, I get distracted easily, and I don’t learn properly unless I’m shown something. I don’t want to go back to school though, because the bully got into trouble and knows that I told on them. I’ve been doing well at school, it’s just the bullying that isn’t working out for me. Everything else is fine. I have until this afternoon to decide because I’ve already taken a week off school, but I don’t know what to do. I honestly think the school I’m at now would be better for my future.

  • Skeletor611 says:

    Excellent, thank you Ruth Chang

  • Breylin Castillo says:

    At 7:50 there is a woman in the audience with her tongue out

  • M J says:

    Sh*t, I forgot Netflix used to send DVDs 🤣

  • shashank tripathi says:

    Better Watch Mr. Nobody.😍

  • Shiroman Deenanton says:

    "Hard choices are hard because there are no best options."

  • Hamza Raja says:

    One of the best ted talks

  • klfmc rjn says:

    Beer or coffee?

  • Miss Gail says:

    This vid. taught me that You don't have to be intellectual to choose between hard choices. Just choose the desire of your heart and be that person! ü

  • Love Dove says:

    Why put irritating sound clap. Not necessary

  • JPB productions says:

    This was so damn helpful

  • David Korgan says:

    I love the smiles from the members of the audience near the end of the speech. ☺️

  • SCL75 says:

    I have to give up my pets. Hardest decision I have to make

  • Phonic Tales says:

    Thank you so much

  • TheMajorLife says:

    Which option would you choose if you had only one more year to live. Try that one if you are stuck 🙂

  • Hiraeth Sonder says:

    Brilliant and very insightful angle. thank you

  • Winona Daphne says:

    This doesn't make any sense

  • 爱漫画Love manga says:

    Thank you for this video.i think I will chase my dream although it far and hard hope I survive😁

  • Shawna Satchell says:

    Giving ur kids up for adoption (to their dad and his wife) or keep struggling to provide and care for them. I'm all they know. I dont want to hurt them….make them feel like I dont love them. I'm struggling daily to even just think straight. Someone plz help. I dont want to do the wrong thing.

  • Natalia Carter says:

    Beautiful talk! Thank you!

  • Yasyas says:

    "but it's not dictated by reasons given to us. Rather, it's supported by reasons created by us."

  • Brett LaMere says:

    I needed this so bad thank you!

  • Imo says:

    This talk is full of wisdom. In the end, we are choosing what kind of person we will be when making a hard decision. Thank you, Dr. Chang!

  • komorebi says:

    Thank you very much , I loved this talk😄😊💙💚

  • vlooop says:

    maybe she's saying == = = == just do it = == = = ==

  • Biottis says:

    This actually helped me

    Find out if I should take my laptop to my friends house

    I’m not joking though it helped

  • Whew! says:

    "Instead of looking for reasons out there, we should be looking for reasons in HERE (inside you): Who am I to BE? – Reflect on what you can put your agency BEHIND, on what you can be FOR, and through hard choices become that person." ~ Ruth Chang

  • Alex MM says:

    She speaks like a Philosopher

  • kaneki tyrauntgay says:

    my fucking teacher made me see this and i hate it

  • Shiloh Acosta says:


  • Marcus Yu says:

    I think she can cut it short,whatever you choose, just create reasons to support the decision.

  • Sam Burgess says:

    wow, what an incredible talk. overwhelmed me with its truth. i may have teared up a little…

  • CODENAME: NUMB says:

    " when other ppl close to u don't let u pick anything to wear or do" NUMB

  • Xavier G says:

    She putting me to sleep and it’s 2 minutes in video

  • Xavier G says:

    Just fast jump to 13:00 she gives the Gist the rest is just monologue

  • Javier Treviño says:

    Amazing Thank you so much. This is the only person that makes any sense to me when it comes to this topic, everyone says "do what's best for you" or " it doesn't matter" which aren't great options. I suspected about the complexity she mentions of how things can't be measured in a scientific way and all that but I couldn't quite figure out these things at such a clear level like she did in this video. Anyway, this has opened my eyes, at least now I feel closer to making a hard decision in my life and not completely lost like I used to.

  • AAReviews1 says:

    This legitimately opened my eyes to a hard choice

  • Dan Dascalescu says:

    "I've decided what to have for breakfast, maybe I can decide what city to live in" – the consequences from these decisions are vastly different (basically zero vs. change all your life). Terrible argument 🙂

  • Monillayne Souza says:

    Aaaiiiiin, queria tanto uma versão em português!

  • Anthony Mangino says:

    Thank you

  • Ankur Singh says:

    Mrs Nobody 😂

  • Love of God Love is everything says:

    Hi I'm a homeless man divorced age 40
    I've been suffering greatly 😔 over the last 3 years
    I was in the wrong place at the wrong time and my car got shot up.. I'm okay
    Aside from suffering with PTSD and anxiety issues, but what was worse for me was I didn't have God in my life and my family wasn't there for me and my wife divorced me because of my depression and anxiety…

    I've tried to find help and support through United way 211 Catholic charities I even tried the government route state in county there's no help out there…nothing out there with help for me
    I feel so helpless☹️
    but though Jesus 🙏 on most days
    I don't feel hopeless..

    I'm looking for work and also a place to stay.." somewhere safe to sleep"never a shelter to many ex convicts and drug addicts…. because it triggers my PTSD…

    I was thinking about doing Peace corps are joining a Charity overseas somewhere but they want you to have a college degree..

    If I could find a job where I could make enough money to afford an apartment I would be all set…..but in My city you have to make 3 times your income to qualify so if it's $1000 a month I would have to have a full-time 40 hours a week job at a pay of $18.75 or more ……

    My life has been a never-ending series of struggles and I keep experiencing the traumatic events over and over and over again like that movie groundhog day..

    I really just need a few months of help and some form of support..

    I'm planning on trying to leave the country and go to China or Vietnam to become an english teacher but I'm so worried because there not Christian countries….

    I don't want to die 😭😫😔 sleeping in 35 below zero weather in Minnesota was so dangerous for me ….my tears Frozen my eyes shut on so many nights…

    My Hopes and dreams is to become a YouTuber and make Christian Music and travel all over the Philippines and use the half of all the money ..if I was or would be successful help feed the hungry in the slums of the Philippines while sharing the message of Jesus…

    I'm very blessed growing up in the dangerous neighborhood

    I don't have any addictions issues never have never will..
    I don't have any criminal record never have and never will..
    I have excellent credit and zero debts always been responsible.. always have and always will…

    I just can't recover on my own
    Please Jesus 🙏 answer my prayers

    I do struggle with "sin" but I'm doing so much better than I ever was before..
    I met a recovering alcoholic beautiful woman who shared Jesus message with me 🙏 and honestly when Jesus came into my life he softed my hardened heart..and brought me so much patience
    And inner peace ….
    that was only a few months ago at the start of summer…

    What should I do????

    My ex-wife will help me with a flight or a down payment on an apartment…
    But I don't have a job…I can't hold down a job until I have a safe place to sleep…

    I will sleep on a floor I will get a job at McDonald's..I can't live this way another day …

    I can feel that cold in my bones coming soon….

    Does any good Christians have any good advice for me about Life or can offer some support 🙏

  • Wynn Horton says:

    this help with regrets

  • Jennifer KY Lam says:

    seems like she's refering to the asian philosophy of duality or the issue of dichotomy, with an added dose of self reflectivity plus awareness and agency.

  • Victoria Films says:

    You should definitely have chosen philosophy because if money becomes the real question then you will always remain that immigrant. Instead you should right away choose to become the leader. Because guess what? As a lawyer your laws will change because philosophers will come to show you why they should.

  • Victoria Films says:

    I dont know money was just never part of the equation and it shouldnt be.

  • Bernardo S04 says:

    Estou aqui a fazer um tpc q era comentar o vídeo mas eu ñ sabia o q comentar kkkk

  • Bernardo S04 says:

    Who is watching this in 2019?

  • philosophical inquirer says:

    Completely wrong.

    Banking Job with even more money if **FAR** better than the Artist.

    Work the bank – get financial security and then be an artist or philosopher and can be creative without financial concerns.

    Thats what Ruth Chang did right ?

    Do the Lawyer thing, get the finances sorted and then can be an armchair philosopher compared to a philosopher in a sleeping bag on the road.

  • snowwhitewitch says:

    Today I chose to leave high school to do distance learning. Both would lead me to the qualification I seek. But only one would have helped me grow socially. I don't want to give in to social pressure and paying 150 bugs per month seems really much…but I hope I'll get through this.

  • Leonardo Henríquez says:



    That is why we make a decision to built a rezon the decision is ok.We try to make a decision by emotion impact tomorrow

  • arthur gutierrez says:

    What is wrong with flipping a coin again? I am sorry and Thanks 🙂

  • Sana Özel says:

    The question is she is chinese or japanise?

  • Elombe Kisala says:

    "If only netflix sent a dvd"… damn I feel old

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