Back in the old days, when life was simple and we all lived in a black and white world, we had no health and safety minefields to carefully navigate. There was no social media to shame us into behaving a certain way, and no Daily Mail to remind us that if cancer doesn’t get you – the immigrants certainly will.
To be honest – we barely even thought about the consequences of our actions.
We were fearless. We went with our gut. We did what we thought was best.
Even now, I’m convinced the whole idea of ‘pros and cons’ was invented by an indecisive person as a way to help other indecisive people to become more… indecisive.
‘Go on; write out the pros and cons’.
‘Really…? Do you think that will help?’
‘I don’t know… lets write out the pros and cons and see if it’s a good idea…’
We’re living in fear.
As kids, the monsters would lurk under our beds. We knew the score. Don’t dangle your leg over the edge once the lights went out or you wouldn’t get it back. It was an unwritten (but strictly adhered to) rule.
As adults, the rules have changed. There aren’t any. We now have doubts, insecurities and confusion.
It’s too complicated. What if I do this? What if I do that? What happens next? It’s enough to send a reasonably sane and rational person into the corner so they can cluck like a chicken and shit their pants.
Indecision is where it’s at. Welcome to modern life.Continue Reading