...in everything is knowing what to keep and what to throw away. That includes knowing what to say "yes" to and what to say "no" to. And what to focus on when you read and which words are just there to hold the others together. And what to eat all of and what to leave on your plate. And who to hold hands with and who to run away from.
They all--everything, that is--begin with an idea, and that idea can be distilled into a "this or that" format. Once it's this or that, the wisdom is in knowing which to keep and which to throw away.
A hint: Never, ever, throw away your freedom to decide. Always keep that, no matter the cost.
MYPL page 21.