Did I make the right choice? How many times have you asked yourself that? Have you ever laid there rethinking it over and over? Have you ever thought how dumb that question is? If only hindsight is 20/20, whats the point in asking? I tend to take my choices, hold them in front of me, then analyze them from every angle until I get lost in the minutia of it all. Now I put them away on a dusty shelf in my mind only to drag them out later. I may do this several times trying to make the best decision possible. But once the choice is made, why do we ask was it the right one?
Agonizing over any decision is an exercise in futility. Only time will tell you if it was the right choice. Or will it? We take all the information we have, then make a choice based on facts, conjecture, opinion, bias and even gut instinct. Is one choice better than another? Suppose your driving your car, the sunroof open and it starts to rain. You could drive faster and the wind will blow most of it over the car, or close the sunroof to stop the rain from coming in. What if your first choice caused you to crash into a car that pulled in front of you due to a faulty traffic light. With your second choice you were driving slower, but you windows fogged up and you hit the fifth car. Different choices, same outcome. I think you never really know if its the right choice as you will never know the outcome of the choice you didn’t make.
Such is life. We stumble along, making choices each day, never sure if they are the right ones. We like to think we know what we are doing, but do we? Does age or experience help you to make better choices? Some would say so, but I’m not sure. I think we do the best we can, and hope for the best. Life is indeed a crap shoot!