Life On Two Wheels

Along the river and toward the mountains a morning shadow shimmers across the road. The rays of the first light jet through the trees and across a figure gliding upon the road. His breath trails in short spurts, petrified as it hits the icy air. All is quiet except the slight sound of the athlete as he summons himself for yet another days work. Soon the rest of the world will bustle with life as well and the brief simplicity of cyclist and nature will disappear into the everyday struggle of life in full motion; the errands and intervals, the appointments and intersections, and the deadlines and finish lines OutPaceTheRace

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Resolving the worth of choice

Boulder, CO
Thursday, August 03, 2006

Have you ever contemplated the importance of a decision that you made? The truth of the matter is that for most people such a choice makes the impact on the rest of the world as that of an ant being dropped on the ground. It means next to nothing to know one. The chances are that most people, if not all, don’t even know you’ve made the decision and the future will be precisely the same now that you’ve made your lame little decision.
Take for instance the choice to buy $2.55 priced gas over that of gas at $3.10- you save a measly 15 cents per gallon, the same amount that you incidentally drop on the ground and don’t bother picking up because its “not worth it.” What’s the productivity of getting 5 more minutes of sleep or working for an extra 30 minutes? The decision of each person to do more or less will in the end impact the rest of the world in such an infinitesimal way that the need for each decision is non-existent. Imagine a world unimpeded by the choices of worthless decisions.