Life Is Very Difficult

May honest folk proper.

Either / Or

It was immediately after I realized that I didn’t trust my supervisor neither as a philosopher nor as a boss that I also became aware of the fact that I could decide whether I would go on with him or leave him. Shocked by this awareness, I thought about the choice seriously for a while. According to Kierkegaard, I will inevitably repent of my choice one way or the other. I was able to imagine myself regretting either choice. If I regret either way, I would rather regret doing my research, not failing to do it. And it seems that there is no other professor who can help me with the research I want to do. After all, I trust my supervisor’s knowledgeability and his ability to evaluate a piece of research. There is no completely satisfactory choice in life. To choose one way is to accept the repentance which results from the choice.