In the context of work/life fusion, once Ash was able to understand his situation the choice that he made is almost irrelevant. What is more important is that a clearer definition of personal success (thanks to his exploration around values, talents and goals) allowed Ash to choose against a backdrop that meant something to him.
Because it is still key to his story, it would be unfair not to reveal the direction Ash decided upon. The truth is, Ash's choice is still one that he revisits regularly because if the evidence suggested he should take the alternative route, it is within his power to do so. Is that enough of a clue into what he decided?
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