We can occasionally ‘fly off the handle’, saying and doing things on the spur of the moment which later on we regret.
Sometimes a situation arises where we have no choice but to make an instant decision. On other occasions, when we have time to decide, we might only consider the consequences of our decision on ourselves, while others affected don’t seem to figure in our deliberations.
Many times when we make a decision we can be unaware of its ramifications. Such as the donation we make that really does keep someone alive in an underprivileged country. Or alternatively, the sarcastic comment, often made in jest, that can be really hurtful to the person it concerns.
When we attempt to think through the full affect of an action we are considering we become more aware of the consequences of our decision. Given some time and thought, we may even question whether the action is really necessary anyway.
If time allows, let’s think a bit more before we act. It might save us a few of life’s embarrassing moments.