Quote Originally Posted by ReineD View Post
Yes it is hard, it does take a lot of courage, and it can take a lifetime to cut through all the rationalization.

So, I'll change it then to understanding ourselves enough about the important stuff to know where we want our lives to go.

How's that?
The Jury instruction about "Beyond Reasonable Doubt" in criminal cases goes something to the effect that it is that level of certainty which you would need to make an important decision in your own life. That one sounds very much like yours, right?

As an aside which has nothing to do with nothing except my jangled brain channels, I once heard a judge analogize BRD as something like deciding to make an important, expensive purchase, which made me shiver as I contemplated jurors sending people to the gas chamber with the same degree of certainty with which they would choose between Ford, Chevy or Honda.