“There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.” -- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
This has always struck me as an eerie and mysterious observation; I've been surprised by its truth.
Taking a job, dating a person, accepting a position, a great bargain...how often do we pursue a certain course because we know that if we don't take advantage of something, someone else will?
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