I feel like I’ve got 3 boxes in front of me.
The first box, my box, has my own comfortable shoes.
The second box has one of three things; nothing, a pair of really disgusting smelly shoes, and a pair of the Best Shoes I Have Ever Owned.
The third box has one of two things; a pair of really disgusting smelly shoes, and a pair of the Best Shoes I Have Ever Owned.
I have to pick only one box, and I am not allowed to see what is under box 2 or 3 before I’ve made my choice.
I have to give up my box with my comfy shoes if I pick box 2 or 3, unless box number two has nothing in it, in which case I get my comfy shoes.
Boxes 2 and 3 could both have really disgusting smelly shoes, or they could both have the Best Shoes I Have Ever Owned. They could also have differing things: nothing in box 2 and Best Shoes I Have Ever Owned in 3; Best Shoes I Have Ever Owned in 2 and really disgusting smelly shoes in 3, and so forth.
However, I will never know what is in the box I didn’t choose. It gets taken away when I verbalize my choice. And if I choose Box #3, my comfy shoes get taken away as well. If Box #2 has something in it (not nothing) then my comfy shoes get taken away, too.
In other words, 2 of my three choices are a risk. I could be getting a really good thing, or I could be put in a worse situation than I am now. But if I stay where I am, I could be missing out on the really good thing.
This is beyond the pros and cons list – we’ve done that. This is about the unknown factor.
How do you make a decision like this?
*sigh* I hate big decisions.
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