Talk:1768: Settling

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I'm not sure it's just about places where you live(d). This scorecard is applicable to relationships of one person and surely other things as well. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~) well my first thought was regarding social situations like parties. i guess it refers to all situations in general. Dodos

Nobody said anything about that Jacky720 (talk) 17:36, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
And of course the title text is about time travel or that groundhog-day-thing with Bill Murray. (talk)  (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I think people also may stick with what they've got due to an inability to appreciate that the resulting unhappiness and even chaos is temporary. We are prone to thinking our present state of mind is permanent. ExternalMonolog (talk) 20:32, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

There's this recurring theme in xkcd of the possibility and choice to pursue the unknown, with other such comics including 59, 137, 267, and 706. Should we have a category for it? ~AgentMuffin

The obvious question: is Randall really happy writing XKCD? 01:37, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

Too Meta... (But a good question nonetheless heh, he has been doing it a long time though, and continues What If? As well, which it seems he enjoys doing)

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The title text plus the use of "Should've" and "shouldn't've" imply that he made a different choice. Perhaps the ratio of tallies in the comic is merely a result of the ratio of how often he is prone to staying vs prone to leaving situations. If the implication is true, we need the number of times that he's stayed when he should've stayed and left when he should've left in order to make any statistically based recommendations. NotLock (talk) 04:31, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

To my mind this is about always making the wrong decision in retrospective. He should have left sooner or he should have stayed means that in both cases he left. But there was something better to do either way.Either he made the wrong decision and should have stayed or he made the decision to late. So in either case he did something wrong. 08:32, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

Does anyone else think Randall is hinting that he wants to quit XKCD? ~~Don (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)