Sunday, August 20, 2006

Sunday conversations and thoughts on decisions

Today was encouraging, as I feel like a step forward was taken, in the sense that some long-waited conversations occured. Such occurences substantiate my thoughts that there's some (sometimes unknown) reason for me being here, in this part of the world during this particular time.

In context with certain conversations, I was thinking about decisions, and I've come to two conclusions. These are conclusions I've had tucked in the back of my mind for some time, but they mean more at this point than before.

1. One decision can literally change your entire life. Whether it be a good/bad/right/wrong decision, once you've made it and once you've gone there, there's no turning back. No un-doing. No re-winding. No escaping.

2. Major wrong decisions are often the result of a chain of smaller wrong decisions. You wouldn't wake up one day and deliberately make a poor decision (unless you're simply dumb and apathetic). Each supposedly tiny step you take in the wrong direction makes taking a slightly larger step in the wrong direction all the easier. And the well-known-downward-spiral...

Now, to tie it all together in a succinctly comprehensible manner: make wise decisions, whether they be crucial or seemingly trite.

The hard part is when things aren't black and white, and there are multiple "good" decisions... but that's a topic for another day.