December 27, 2007 11:17am CST
I have a very interesting question. It has to do with how one decides what is "best". Does it require practical knowledge, timetables, current emotions, analysis of the situation, unbiased views, and/or life experience? Is what is "best" to you at one point in your life the "best" thing at another point in your life? I think at times all if not one or more of these things is essential to determining what is "best". Has anyone ever been blinded by ignorance when deciding what was thought to be the "best" person, place, thing, decision etc. How do or did you decide what is "best", whether it is best in the world, the best to you, or even something you made your favorite (song, piece of clothing, etc.)?
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• Davao, Philippines
28 Dec 07
makind decions in life is a very difficult one one has to weigh things for whats best for yourself and for everybody concerned..actually its like gambling since we dont exactly know the outcome of that big decision you have made...but to lessen the mistakes of every decision we should take some considerations on the after effect of it meaning you have to list down whats the advantages and disadvantages in a piece of paper and see whats have more points in doing so if it has more on the disadvantages then you have to change the decision your contemplating but if vice versa then you have to do it..
• United States
27 Dec 07
what's BEST depends on one's viewpoint, on the timing, on the existing situation, on what are available (i.e. knowledge, emotions, advice) during that particular moment. what could be 'best' to me when i was 16 y.o. could be worst as i see it now, simply because i know better, i got more knowledge and experiences. however, i would still consider that the 'best' on that particular moment, coz that is based on what i have and what the situation was at that time. and it definitely varies from one person to another, like every one is different with different likes and dislikes, much so in opinions. what works for me might not work for you, same things as considering what's best. to max the picture, the adage says it - "one man's trash is another one's treasure". how do i decide what's best? i'd pick the one that suits my need, want, and my situation while keeping my focus on the 'why' - the purpose of making that choice.
• United States
27 Dec 07
For me, adforme, the 'best' is determined by how it fills your personal desires for the subject. Yes, it requires practical knowledge, timetables, current emotions, analysis of the situation and everything else you mentioned. It is also based on the situation it fits. The 'best' song triggers a good feeling or good memory, whether it's a not so good memory or a terrific one. The 'best' food is triggered by experience of eating other foods - likes and dislikes. People are blinded by ignorance every day but the 'best' of anything is going to based on what fills their personal desires and gives us 'feel good feeling' on any particular subject or item. The 'best' person? Well, that would be me of course. To anyone else, I could be the worst, but then I'm not responsible for what anyone else thinks so, I remain the best....in my eyes. Great discussion. I hope you get a lot of responses to this.
27 Dec 07
Thank you for your response terilee. Interesting comments, sometimes the situation you are in does determine what is "best". What was a bad decision at one point may be the "best" at another and vice verse. Emotions are also very powerful in our decision making. Of course, we all hope to be at our "best" mind set when making our most important choices. Best wishes