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The choices are broader than “No surgery” or “Highly risky surgery

“Why should you be stuck between “Do an MBA” and “Don’t do an MBA”? Have to investigated the programs that might be more representative for your career?

If you have to make a decision about a deal, do measure it against the second best deal that is available, even if it means doing more of what we are already doing (Warren Buffet)

Apparently, we are mostly blind of alternatives once we like a deal or an issue and refuse to do our due diligence comparing other alternatives and choices.

We also tend to withhold assistance to people who might outdo us, even if we look like a fool in the long run.

And we are adamant that mankind can get out of the frequent calamities befalling living creatures while refusing adequate assistance and cooperation to the “other “less fortunate people”

This social comparison bias is the main factor that prevent any research group to remain at the top in a university for years in succession.

Guy Kawasaki (of Apple) says:

Ä-players hire people that are better than themselves. B-players hire C-players so they can feel superior to them… If you start hiring B-players, then expect the Bozo Explosion to expand in your organization

The Duning-Kruger effect states that the inept are gifted at overlooking the extent of their incompetence and suffer from the illusion of superiority and thus, erode the talent pool over time.

Isaac Barrow gave up his job as a professor in 1666 and opted to become the student of his 25 year-old protégé Isaac Newton. That is character.

Drama: Here are the Choices (March 9, 2009)

I forgot what the various definitions of Drama are. I am interested of stating mine; call it the Drama of Life or call it Adonis concept for Drama. Here it goes.

Step one: At every moment in life, you, the individual, regardless of race, origin, religious belief, or physical handicap, or mental handicap, or emotional handicap have alternatives.

At every instance you have got countable choices to select from. Some of you might create more than one, two or several choices to select from, depending on your potentials, hard work, reflection, and accumulated knowledge. You can opt to make life decisions as complex or as simple as you want; it is irrelevant to life; it goes on.

Step two: At every instance do not expect life to tell you the consequences of your choices.

Life is not interested in guiding your path, or taking you by the hand, or infusing knowledge to you, or answering your queries. If you cannot move or select unless you are fully aware of the consequences of your decisions, then you will be selecting default alternatives that you implicitly are inclined to follow.

Life does not care for your process of making decision; it goes on.

Life is telling you: You have got five senses, a brain, and alternatives to select from at every instance. Open your eyes and observe.

Clear your ears and listen. Smell, touch, and taste what nature is offering you. Discuss your head off or keep silent and listen it is your choice.

Reflect for yourself or follow instructions it is your choice. Read or let other read to you it is your choice. Learn or stay ignorant it is your choice. Venture, discover, investigate, or stay put on your land it is your choice. Whatever you do is totally irrelevant to me and it is of no concern to me.

Life is telling you: You were born with certain definite limitations structurally and genetically deal with it. You were born with much potential and capabilities deal with it.

At the end, whether you create binary alternatives, or several or none at every instance, the path you followed is unique and you are unique among the trillions of individual living or already dead.

Life is telling you: I have no instruction to give; I have no opinion to offer. Whatever set of values that are agreeable to you, implicitly or explicitly, it is your set of values and I am totally indifferent.

You may accept 100 values to select from, or fine tune every value and chose from a thousand values it is still completely none of my concern. You may agree with what your society pressure you or induce you to receive as the best set of moral values to guide you it is still your own choice; I am in no position to judge.

All that I know is that you were born unique and you will die unique; that is the best of recognition that I may lavish on you.

Free-will Eugenic: Finally you have Choices (February 7, 2009)


            Eugenic is the elimination of undesired embryos, malformed babies, unwanted babies or undesired grown ups for one reason or another.


All that parents need to know on the condition of a fetus of six weeks is a drop of blood from the mother.  The mother blood carries cells transferred from the fetus and all the necessary information can be obtained from a single cell.  A wide array of diseases of physical and cognitive natures, whether curable or incurable, can be diagnosed at six weeks of the fetus. A sample of these diseases is: sterility, mongolism (Down syndrome), Elephantine, blindness, deafness, metabolic deficiencies, epilepsy, mental retardation, cancer (ovary, breast, colon, and prostate), neurological, Alzheimer, and anxiety to name a few. Consequently, the parents are strong with the following facts:


 First, would the baby be normal or not.

Second, if the baby is normal would he develop grave physical or mental illnesses in the short or long term?

Third, would the sane baby develop at his adulthood incurable illnesses such as cancer or Alzheimer?


Parents have now sound facts on the preconditions of the fetus and they can make bold choices for an abortion before the fetus is legally considered a human with all the legal and social complications.  One day, you might have to decide or be asked to contribute your opinion as a family member then answer the following questions by selecting a disease from the array that I have already mentioned:


If the fetus is surely to die immediately after birth then would you abort?


If the fetus would look physically sane but mentally retarded then would you keep him and shoulder the responsibility of caring for him throughout your life?


If the fetus would turn physically handicapped but mentally sane then what is your decision?


If the fetus would turn out sane physically and mentally for the first three years before a physical handicap develop then what is your decision?


If the fetus would turn sane physically and mentally for the first three years before a mental handicap develop then what is your decision?


If the fetus would turn sane physically and mentally for the first ten years before a mental or physical handicap develop then what is your decision?


If the fetus would turn sane physically and mentally for the first 20 years before a mental handicap develop then what is your decision?


If the fetus would turn sane physically and mentally for the first 40 years before a mental handicap develop then what is your decision?


You now have choices; failure to decide is a choice, a stupid one.


Note: If you give birth to an abnormal baby with full knowledge of the consequences then you still have to deal with the attitudes of the grown up baby when he is told the facts.  The adult might hate you forever or separate from the family or lead an introverted life or whatever.  The array of later psychological consequences is in the hundreds.




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