Philosophical Thought for the Day – 15 October 2018.

Thinking of Love
Love and Knowledge = Philosophy

Welcome to PTFTD, a (semi-)regular feature on my blog. Each (idealy daily) post I will raise a topic for consideration that may hopefully give you pause for some serious, or not-so-serious contemplation throughout your day/night/week/life.

It’s as much for my personal benefit as anyone else’s who may find it of interest, as we all try to figure out just what life is all about and what on Earth we are all doing here or to each other?

Today’s Thought:

Is there a balance to be found between having too much or too little information/evidence upon which we then choose what action(s) we make or take in our daily lives?

My personal belief is that we can never gather all the information we need to make a ‘perfect’ choice but i’m unsure as to how much is sufficient to get by in a reasonable amount of assuredness that we have done the right thing/made the right choice or action.

There is always more information that can be found, or will later be discovered, on any topic that may help improve our decision’s outcomes… but are we meant to always get it as right as we can – or simply settle for as right as we think we are at the moment?

I need to think on those for a while (longer) 🙂




  1. Many years ago, I decided that having made a choice, I would never look back. If I bought computer A, I never looked to see if the price had dropped. Personally, I made the best choices i could given the facts i had. You can always see the past as 20-20, but you can run a life that way. You will never know all the possibilities or prices or choices. No one does. You do the best you can and live the best you know how.

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    • We don’t have the time to re-do all the things we do once we’ve done them.

      Agreed – we will never know ALL the possibilities, but how do we determine the point at which we stop gathering the info we use to make our choice? I suppose it has to be different for different types of decisions but how do we/SHOULD we look harder at finding the optimal choice. or do we just plod on as we usually do and go with what our emotions tell us over our logic? 🙂


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