Yes, No, Maybe
By Moshe Katz
Israeli Krav International

July 20, 2016, Israel

Are you OK? Yes, and No, but maybe.

High and low, Yes and No and ...maybe.

We live our lives. There is much uncertainty, there is too much confusion, sometimes it is all a purple haze. Yes, no, maybe.

Are you feeling alright? Well, how should I be feeling? What is the right feeling for this situation? Well yes, but no, or perhaps I am not sure or perhaps I disagree.

We muddle through life and try to find a clear path. But perhaps there is no clear path, perhaps it is always a matter of making due, of finding our own path through the woods. Perhaps we have to step on thorns and branches and leaves and forge our own way through the mess.


We ask for a clear path. We demand a clear path, we want to know what to expect. OK, so I go to kindergarten, then twelve years of school, then the military, college, graduate school, and then I get a job, get married, have kids. Do I have it all correct? Anything else I should know?

Well, it all seems like a good plan on paper.

You know how to make God laugh? Tell him your plans.

I have seen step by step self defense books, but rarely does a real life encounter look anything like that. He punches, I block, etc only works that way in the movies. So we have an outline, we develop tools but we do not go into battle with a plan written on a stone tablet. God writes on stone, the rest of best bring along an eraser, just in case.

Is this the right way? Yes, well no, but perhaps, maybe. We address the confusion, we work in the fog because the fog is the reality of life. We cannot always wait for the fog to clear. We have to work through it.

If we wait for complete clarity we might be waiting forever. No one can give clear answers. Should I buy this car now? Should I buy this house? Invest in this business? The answer is rarely clear. There are no guarantees in life and none of us were born with a crystal ball. Had we been born with a crystal ball there would be no failed businesses, no need for divorce lawyers, and no need for counseling. But we are born into confusion. We are born into doubt and that is the hand we are dealt and that is the hand we must play. For life is a game of Russian roulette. We make decisions every day, and many of them will be mistakes.

Are you OK? Well Yes, but No, actually not, but maybe. Maybe this is just the state of being, so I am OK, and tomorrow is a bright new day. So Chico it will be OK.

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