What was your last "big decision" - and how did you make it? This week, Your DNTO
looks share our best stories - and yours - of how we decide to decide.
Read on to find out what's on the show, or click the players below to listen to part one and part two of the show.
Flip a coin, consult the stars, or read tea leaves.. there are a lot of
curious ways we make choices. Sook-Yin takes her mic to the street to
find out how you make yours.
Four years ago, Rosanna Deerchild
had to make one doozy of a decision. A close member of her family was
struggling with drug addictions, and landed on her doorstep. He also had
two young daughters in tow. So Rosanna decided to let them stay...for a
little while. She'll tell us about her decision, and its consequences.
DNTO listener Sara tells us how she made the biggest decision of her life: whether or not to have a child.
Seven months ago, comic and actor Claire Brosseau
realized she had a problem: she was boy-crazy. And her desire to flirt
and hang out with guys was taking her career nowhere fast. So Claire
made a decision. She'll tell us about her "manbatical."
Laurie tells the DNTO listener line about her tough choice: chocolate or
vanilla? And she'll explain how she ended up choosing neither.
Beverly shares her decision-making technique on the DNTO listener line: one she picked up in Japan, is totally democratic, and so simple, children can master it. In fact, she picked it up from the kids she was teaching...
Samra and his family immigrated to Canada when he was a kid, settling
into a small farming community in Ontario. They were the only non-white
people in town, and as a practising Sikh, with his long black hair
wrapped in a turban, Jas really stood out. That eventually led him to
make a dramatic choice...
Stefan calls the DNTO listener line with his story of an excruciating choice: be true to himself, or maintain peace in his family. He'll tell us about the choice he had to make, and how he made it.
Math-based decision making isn't just for actuaries. Garth Sundem
has developed mathematical equations to help decide everything from
whether to ask that cutie out on a date to whether or not you can get
away with wearing those tight jeans. We'll talk with the author of Geek Logik: 50 Foolproof Equations for Everyday Life
. (And check out some of Garth's equations on YouTube
DNTO listener Bruce tells us how his father made the biggest decision you can make: fight to live, or die?And here's this week's playlist:The Lovin' Spoonful
- "Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind"Fred Squire
- "Old Times Past New Times"The Western States
- "Bad Decision"