Still playing TPH, and things got interesting. I went bankrupt. Goodness.
What Went Wrong?
The way I played the other levels didn't work here. In this level, I needed to focus on training first and then on expansion. But the little helper guy kept asking if it's worth building another GP, another ward, another blah.... By the time I stopped listening to him, I didn't have any money to do what he suggested to begin with.
That's definitely a pair of lessons there- don't forget depth is just as important as breadth (depth being skill level of employees, and breadth being expanding new rooms). And also don't listen to everything your advisors say. Even if they are supposed to know more than you, they're not always paying attention to the situation. They're too far removed. (In this case, he's just a stupid NPC generating generic help.)
The Applications Are Endless
I've found in my years of parenting that the authorities aren't always right. Teachers, counselors, whatever- they are a great resource for information, but when it comes to making decisions that's all on you. They're not going to be there to help pick up the pieces if their advice/suggestion doesn't pan out.
But it really applies everywhere. Your boss, the government, doctors... everybody in the "know" is protected against your decisions. If you end up broke, sick, lonely and/or dead, none of those authorities will come put your life back together. And on top of that, they'll probably judge you for making the wrong choice. Oh yes, even if they were the ones that suggested it. Frustrating, but what are you going to do?
I guess focus on depth and breadth. Situations with my daughter I find out each issue (school, friends, family) and then I ask to learn the gritty details. With health, it's really knowing inside and out what the possibilities are, but also investigating those the professionals consider most likely. Even if you still need help, like a second opinion or something, you're a lot more prepared to explain the facts to the next guy (or gal).
What do you think? Is this how you resolve problems, by finding all the possibilities and then delving into them one-by-one? Or is your life at the whim of trusted professionals? Leave a comment below or wherever you like, I'd love to hear about your experiences!
See ya next time, Internet Drifters!
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