At a moment’s notice

Isn’t it odd that life changing decisions are often made at a moment’s notice? You would think that would not be the case, considering the stakes.

But I am reminded, surprisingly often, that this is often more the rule than the exception. It takes only a moment make a decision that can alter the course of your life.

Maybe that is one of the defining qualities of the human condition: We, among all the creatures on this planet, have the ability to reason about the future.

Furthermore, we are able to use that ability to make long term plans for ourselves and for the ones that we love. Yet we are also capable, in a mere moment, to radically alter those plans.

I find that amazing.

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