How are you more likely to make an important decision — by reasoning through it, or by going with your gut?
I don’t reason my way through anything – pondering and procrastinating are definitely not for me.
That’s why I don’t buy furniture that’s going to take three months to get here because in three months time I don’t even want it anymore, in fact I won’t even remember what it looked like by then. Years ago we bought a lounge and while we waited the months for it to travel the seas people would say to me – what’s it look like? and I’d say, well it’s blue and Daz would go – no it’s not, it’s red.
One day I was just sitting at home and a friend rang and said – I’m going skydiving this morning, do you want to come? and I said – okay and off I went and jumped out of the plane.
I get it from my father – one day he went to town to buy a pair of shoes and came back with a red sports car.
I like being this way but I must admit that when I was a teenager my best friend was the same and we could get ourselves into a lot of trouble. We both really needed someone to hold us back a bit because one of us would suggest doing something a bit reckless and the other one would just say – shit yeah!
Which is why my mother made both my brother and myself her enduring guardians. We’re the ones who have to decide what to do if she becomes incapable of making her own decisions and she told me that my brother would stop me from racing in and flicking the switch off immediately but I’d push him along in his pondering ways when he was starting to drag things out.