Let’s make a deal!
OK here’s the deal. You can keep what’s in this box in front of you, or trade it all for what’s behind door #3 where Carol Merrill is standing. Take a few seconds to think about it (studio audience screaming in background.) Sounds like they’re split on what to do. We need your answer now!
If you’re old enough to remember Let’s Make a Deal on TV (or young enough to watch the clips on Youtube) you’ll remember that this was a game about choices. The game show host Monty Hall loved to torture contestants with choices, especially after they just won something good. And better things did not necessarily come in larger spaces or packages: you could end up with a brand new car, or a Zonk prize like a live llama and bag of Purina Llama Chow.
What always unnerved me about this show was the pressure to make a fast decision with everyone screaming in your ear. I am not a natural risk-taker and I like to weigh the options before committing to something. I ask for other people’s opinions on what they would do, think about it, and then make an informed choice based on what I want. And I will do it when I am ready.
Before you trade away anything in your life for something that might be better, shouldn’t you take a good hard listen to the inner voice that guides you to do the right thing? Or do you just go with the loudest voice from the studio audience of friends and family pressuring you on what they want for you?
It’s your life. Take your time. Make your choice.