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<p>Is making a bad decision better than making no decision at all? </p>
<p>Everyday, we make decisions, both easy and difficult, that affect our lives in both significant and inconspicuous ways. However, oftentimes, it is best to make no decision if information is sparse or the negative impact of a wrong decision outweighs the effects of indecision. Both literature and history have demonstrated the importance of being indecisive through the novel Ethan Frome and the Bay of Pigs invasion by warning of the dire consequences of making the wrong decision.
In the New England classic Ethan Frome, written by Edith Wharton, the protagonist Ethan expresses discontent with his circumstances, stuck in the snowy town of Starkfield and trapped in a dispassionate marriage with a wife that is perpetually ill. However, his life sparks with new hope when Zeena, his wife, hires a young girl Mattie to care for her in her ill condition. Falling in love with Mattie, Ethan finds the power to deal with his unfortunate circumstances. When Zeena fires Mattie after suspecting Ethans infidelity, Ethan and Mattie become distraught, recognizing that they may never see each other again. In a lapse of judgement, the pair decides to commit suicide by coasting down into a tree, a fate that had fallen another couple only months before. It was this fateful decision that left Mattie permanently paralyzed and Ethan significantly debilitated. By making a decision that was unplanned and rash, Ethan and Mattie only served to worsen their situations, living an unbearable life trapped forever in the unforgiving town of Starkfield.
Similar to Ethan Frome, John F Kennedy demonstrated the detrimental effect of making a bad decision, when he authorized the CIA to conduct the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. As the cold war tensions of the 1960s rose between the United States and Cuba, the CIA proposed a plan to the newly elected President Kennedy in which they plotted a coup to overthrow Fidel Castro. The plan called for Cuban exiles to land at the Bay of Pigs and spark a massive uprising among the Cuban people. Kennedy, being a new and inexperienced president, authorized the invasion of Cuba, a decision that proved to be a prodigious mistake. The plan failed miserably and served to increase both tensions between the US and Cuba and the alliance between Cuba and the Soviet Union. This bad decision led directly to the Cuban Missile Crisis, and could have possibly led to mutually assured destruction in a nuclear war.
Difficult decisions often have dire consequences, consequences that dwarf those resulting from indecision. Thus, it is always better to make no decision at all than to make a bad decision.</p>