A student gave me some chocolate for Valentine’s Day. As it happens, one of my New Year’s resolutions was not to eat too much chocolate. This is what we call a dilemma, a situation with two bad choices. I could eat the chocolate and break my New Year’s resolution or not eat it and offend my student. Such a difficult decision….
I could ask my wife, but I am sure she would eat the chocolate and tell me that keeping the resolution is for my own good. However, I would feel bad for my student who spent time, money and energy to go to a shop and bring the chocolate to me. I am afraid I could not live with that, and I can always make another resolution nest year… so…..