In dubio, abstine

“Happiness is… doing nothing and then resting afterwards” Unknown

The title is in Latin.

Do you know its meaning?

English equivalent: If you are unsure what it is best to do, do nothing at all!

But in real life is it possible?

Can you just ignore and move on?

To be frank with you, it’s just not possible.

What is that we tend to do?

My friend, as humans we never leave anything for a chance

We take the path of least resistance since we are fortunate to be offered hundreds if not thousands of choices.

The point I am trying to stress is that even if the choice of least resistance is flavoured with danger, still we opt for it.

I wish to hammer the point that nothing is under your control.

You drag yourself into the chosen path (though you feel that you did select the choice) whether you like it or not.

Then why waste energy at all?

Just decide nothing when you are in doubt… and be happy irrespective of the outcome of your decision.


“Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing” Lao Tzu

Thank you for visiting my site and taking your time to read.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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5 thoughts on “In dubio, abstine

  1. The photo is very cute, but we are humans, not monkeys, and moving on does not mean doing nothing’ it means doing something without a reasonable plan. I agree that we have many options in every situation and certainly we cannot control everything, but what we can and should control is our thinking process which should allow for eventualities. In other words, have a plan B, just in case, or maybe even plans C and D.

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