It’s so very important to not fall victim to the “false dilemma” (the unnecessary use of the word “or”).
More often than not it’s an “and” rather than an “or.”
If it isn’t, there might be a third option altogether.
In other words…rather than buying into limited, false choices, actively question the premise itself.
Any false premises you know of that come to mind? I remember a common question people asked/discussed when I was a little kid: “When you grow up do you want to be rich OR happy?” As though a choice needed to be made between the two. Seems to me that the appropriate answer to that question is…”yes!” 🙂
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