Ian Randal Strock

“Always Say Yes”

The Melancholy of Lost Opportunities — brought about by going through and throwing out boxes of old letters and papers — has been firming up my new life philosophy:

Embarrassment lasts a moment; regret lasts a lifetime. So take chances, take opportunities; try it, you’ll like it. Still needs a catch phrase. The best I can come up with is “Always Say Yes,” but a lot of those missed opportunities are of the “should have asked,” rather than “should have answered ‘yes’” type.