A Psychological Tip

Whenever you’re called on to make up your mind,
and you’re hampered by not having any,
the best way to solve the dilemma, you’ll find,
is simply by spinning a penny.
No – not so that chance shall decide the affair
while you’re passively standing there moping;
but the moment the penny is up in the air,
you suddenly know what you’re hoping.

— Piet Hein

Submitted by:
Arun Rachamadugu, who says “Had never heard of this danish poet until a good friend of mine introduced me to him. Such gems! I love the simplicity of his poems.”


You can read more about Piet Hein here and here. He was a Danish mathematician/scientist and poet.
You can read more of his poetry and some of his quotes here.

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