Do you have difficulty making decisions?
April 4, 2019

“Pick a number between one and ten,” eight-year-old Katie would ask a pal.

If the pal said “two,” that’s the book Kate chose to take home from the library. Not sure how that related to the Dewey Decimal System, but it doesn’t matter. What matters is that Katie knew she had a problem. Whenever she went to the library she wanted all the books.

Katie was only in the third grade when she realized that as much as she loved to read, being overwhelmed by the choices was spoiling some of the fun. So she turned the stressfest upside down and made it a game.

When I was that age I was overwhelmed by a lot, too -- but it didn’t occur to me to do something about it.

“Adults are always asking kids what they want to be when they grow up,” the comedian Paula Poundstone once said, “because we’re looking for ideas.”

I want to be more like a little kid. Especially the one I just mentioned!