The first decision to be made is: are you serious? Or better put – am ‘I’ serious? And here again, the ‘I’ being pointed at is the I in the reader of these words, not the you that was the writer of them. I the reader would call the writer of these words ‘you’. So the very first step in making a decision is to realise who is making it, and if any decision is made it is ‘I’ who makes it – and I does not refer to the author of these words but the reader of them.

To get the idea, with whatever is convenient, point at these words (with a finger or a pen or whatever…). Now turn whatever you are pointing with around and point at the reader of these words. THAT is where I is1.


  1. I acknowledge Douglas Harding for first showing me where and how to point.