The Size of the Decision

This week, I’m attending a women’s writing workshop on the memoir at a seminary in Austin, and one of the reading assignments is Jeanette Winterson’s Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? I like the quotation I’ve included below, which speaks to taking risks.

I have noticed that doing the sensible thing is only a good idea when the decision is quite small. For the life-changing things, you must risk it. (63)

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