Sidey’s weekend theme: The Decision
Why pick a picture which to me is so neutral? Just a board game… a statue at that… not representing the kind of decision which took me to a different life. But then most of the big things which changed my life were not the result of my decisions at all. Getting pregnant comes to mind as the most momentous, got to confess to three ‘accidents’ there, not one plan or decision. Similarly getting married and getting first job (and second, third, etc). Divorce did take a decision, but by the time I took it, pretty inevitable.
It has all been a sort of Go with the Flow, rather than anything thoughtful like Making a Decision.
I have become a bit better in recent years, I hope, become self-aware, it is my life. I could live every moment being aware, wow, living in the moment, a full life, and I could see every moment could bring a decision. Pretty exhausting, habits are helpful! Thinking about being aware, there is a different kind of decision there. To be or not to be?
What are decisions actually about? Not a lot about outcomes, so very very few of those are in our power to control, whatever decision we take.
Decisions are not so important in real life, they might be in a game. I like this photo, they take their game seriously.