What’s your philosophy of life?
August 7, 2019

“‘He who hesitates is lost’ is a stupid personal philosophy,” Katie told me when she was ten.


“Yeah,” she said. “After reading a Lemony Snicket book last year I decided I needed a personal philosophy.”

Go on.

“I’ve given this a lot of thought,” she continued. "And I’ve decided my philosophy is, ‘Guilt is the worst punishment.’”

Now I ask you. As a parent, how dreamy is that? I’d never worried about Katie before, and now I worried about her even less. Not only that, but I hadn’t even put away my Barbies when I was her age. I never thought too much about my philosophy of life. Not until many years later, when an attorney asked me if I was sure I wanted to spend thousands of dollars for the privilege of taking someone to court.

To be continued!