Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Lesser of Three Evils

I just started reading one of the books I received for my birthday. It's about how to deal with change. The first chapter talks about the three major types of changes that can occur in one's life. They are:

Relationship, such as the dissolution of a long-term one
Money, such as the loss of a job, and
Health, a diagnosis of cancer, for example.

Now, it's trouble enough if you're going through one of these things, but imagine experiencing two or even all three at once. This got me to thinking, which of the three would I choose to experience if I had to? Not health as they say if you don't have your health, you don't have anything. Not relationship as it can be a son-of-a-bitch to find a new one.

No, I would choose money as this would seem to be the one that could most easily be controlled. If a person loses their job, there are quite a few options available. Even if unemployment benefits cannot be obtained, it's not too difficult to tighten one's belt by eating out less and spending a smaller portion on various entertainments. Many companies will allow their customers to set up payment plans. School loans can be deferred. Chow mein is inexpensive and sex is (usually) free.

6 comments:

Narkissos said...

I would go for money too,can be handled ezily, way better than the other 2.....naming iz so perfect eh....lesser of.....did ya watch the movie?
btw wotcha reading thomsy? soon will finish best american short story, rushdie edited that......

Thomas said...

No, I haven't seen that movie. The book is When Everything Changes, Change Everything. It's the newest by Neale Donald Walsch. Speaking of short stories, the other book I received last week was Stephen King's After Sunset, a compilation of 13 short stories that he's written over the past few years. Over 500 pages, but I read it in about 5 days.

Narkissos said...

kool buddy
neal d. walsch will be too abstruse for me now....lack of concentration, but i'll keep that in mind......stephen king is awesome......luv that dude.....so after sunset it is....:)
thanx again
luv ya

SilverNeurotic said...

I'm actually leaning more towards relationships, though, they are hard to let go of sometimes...it's manageable. Money or health on the other hand...even if you aren't a big spender being without a source of income is extremely stressful.

Rocketstar said...

Nice pic, great position.

I would choose money as well.

Narkissos said...

yeah.....gr8 position, 2nd best! next to doggy style! looooove it....:)