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Re: Rush

Posted by Bob on May 07, 2001

In Reply to: Rush posted by Bruce Kahl on May 06, 2001

: : what is the original saying of...

: : "If you choose not to make a decision,
: : you still have made a choice."

: : And who wrote it. Anyone know???

: Rush

: Free Will
: Lyrics by Neil Peart, the drummer

:
: There are those who think that life is nothing left to chance
: A host of holy horrors to direct our aimless dance.

: A planet of playthings,
: We dance on the strings
: Of powers we cannot perceive.
: "The stars aren't aligned
: Or the gods are malign"
: Blame is better to give than receive.

: You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice.
: If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
: You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill
: I will choose a path that's clear
: I will choose free will.

: There are those who think that they were dealt a losing hand,
: The cards were stacked against them
: They weren't born in lotus land.

: All preordained
: A prisoner in chains
: A victim of venomous fate.

: Kicked in the face,
: You can pray for a place
: In heaven's unearthly estate.

: You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice.
: If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
: You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill
: I will choose a path that's clear
: I will choose free will.

: Each of us
: A cell of awareness
: Imperfect and incomplete.
: Genetic blends
: With uncertain ends
: On a fortune hunt that's far too fleet.

: You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice.
: If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
: You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill
: I will choose a path that's clear
: I will choose free will.

or Miss Tompkins, my Civics teacher in 1957 "Not to decide is to decide not to decide." She also enlightened us with "the more difficult it is to decide between two choices, the less difference it makes which one you choose." Great teacher.