Advice on choosing between two difficult choices, from Overcoming Bias.
Wellâ€¦ if you can’t decide between them, they must be around equally appealing, right? Equally balanced pros and cons? So the choice must matter very little – you may as well flip a coin. The alternative is that the pros and cons aren’t equally balanced, in which case the decision should be simple.
This is a bit of a tongue-in-cheek suggestion, obviously – more appropriate for choosing from a restaurant menu than choosing a major in college.
This is the principal quote:
I do think there’s something to be said for agonizing over important decisions, but only so long as the agonization process is currently going somewhere, not stuck.