Today, the world’s attention is focused on the U.S. Capitol building. It is, of course, because of the inauguration of a new president and vice president. Emotions are all over the place. The future looms daunting, unknowable.
Wouldn’t it be a lark to know what comes next? Sure, it would take the surprise out of it all, but think of the quagmires we might avoid. Risky ventures, beastly hairdos, a series of faux pas. Not to mention tacky garden gnomes.
In times like these, I turn to my favorite philosopher.
This was a fork-in-the-road election. It reminds me of the Russian folk tale, the one where a knight comes to a fork in the road and sees a sign that reads: “If you ride to the left, you will lose your horse, if you ride to the right, you will lose your head”.
Ah, the formidable uncertain future. I ask, what would Yogi do?
Take a two-hour nap from one to four.
Is there a decision you would change if you had known the outcome beforehand?
Or are you the kind of person who clearly sees what lies ahead?