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Principle of Behavior 4.
Given the choice between a known bad and a potential good, I will choose the potential good.Commentary: Choosing a known bad is easy. I know what to expect. However, choosing a known bad, simply because it is known, demonstrates either laziness or cowardice. Choosing a potential good is hard. A potential is not guaranteed, it involves the unknown and the unknown is literally not-known. As a result, such decisions are uncomfortable or scary and generally have unexpected consequences. While a potential good is unknown and may be uncomfortable or scary, not everything unknown, uncomfortable or scary is a potential good. Despite analysis and intellectual judgment, at some point an emotional decision is made between a known bad and an unknown potential good. At that point I have to ask myself:
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