'What ought one to do?' Socrates posed this question and it forms the basis for the study of ethics. Do I sound intellectual? Well, that's about as much as I know about the subject.
However, every so often I find myself facing an ethical dilemma. Usually, this occurs in relation to my working life and it usually has something to do with my inability to say 'no' to a request, my fears about ending up on the pension with a diet of tinned cat food (possibly better than dried?) and my concerns about letting people down. Also, I procrastinate a lot.
I'm now in a situation, not dissimilar to last year, where I'm working harder than I would like and am therefore finding it hard to indulge in my two favourite pastimes - swimming and writing.
The question is, do I quit one of my jobs? The answer is easy. Yes.
But when? And what of the consequences for my work mates who are relying on me?
Did I also mention I'm a coward who hates confrontation?
Maybe I'll just go get a cuppa and think about it some more...
Better still, squeeze in a swim!