No Man is an Island

You are on a cruise with your spouse and infant child. The ship is sinking. Your spouse is a non-swimmer and you are not a good swimmer. Who would you attempt to save?

You are on a cruise with your spouse and mother. The ship is sinking. Your spouse and mom are both non-swimmers and you are not a good swimmer. Who would you try to save?

There is no right or wrong answer. You’ve made your bed, now lie in it.

When you make a decision; you must prepare to live with that decision for the rest of your life.

No one says life is easy, for sure, it’s no rose-strewn path, blame it on your past lives if you must – I’ll keep my thoughts on that to myself – but there are moments a decision made, just ONE decision, will impact you for the rest of your life. Sure, torn between loyalties, it’s crunch time and it determines what and who you are, it determines your true worth as a person, it determines your character, it shows others what your priorities really are, where your loyalty lies, their place in your life. One decision and it changes the equation. Things are never the same again. History is full of such examples.

One decision, right or wrong, affects others in ways you can’t even begin to imagine.

Edward Norton Lorenz has shown us that the flapping of a butterfly’s wings in South America could affect the weather in Texas.

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend’s were.
Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee. – John Donne

Sure, he is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.

So if tenure is no longer tenable bon voyage then!

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