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The road not taken:

The road not taken is delightfully seductive. But the path you chose has the disappointments of the real world.

Your real spouse is messier than an imagined partner.

Real decisions are soiled with reality.

The path you didn’t choose is a fantasy without disappointments.

Develop and explore three or four options before choosing plan A. Make a decision. Nuke alternatives. Move forward wholeheartedly.

Once you’ve made a decision, options dilute commitment.

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