What is it with fathers and hasty decisions?
Dad recently sold his house and has bought into an over 55’s village. The thing is, he was quick to make a decision and didn’t give it too much thought. He tends to go with the flow and hopes for the best. Is this wise though? Especially when buying new property?
I like to think that I’m a spontaneous sort, a woman that lives in the moment, and even though this may be true, I also believe that I am a bit more cautious in my financial dealings, than rushing into something, as quickly as Dad has.
Question: What drives some people to act in haste, and what drives others to take ample time before making a decision?
I don’t know. I’m not a psychologist. I guess all I can think of at this point in time is that acting in haste comes from a sense of urgency, from a sense of missing out on what appears to be a really good deal. From a sense of insecurity. This may backfire though, as the costs of things become evident and inescapable, realisation dawns, it may not have been such a good idea after all.
On the other hand, we have the procrastinators, those that like to think it over till death comes, and may never make a decision because, well, it’s too hard. They act this way because they too are insecure. What the fk*?? Where are all these insecure people coming from??? So there you have it. A world in which many insecure people are making decisions based on their insecurities and simply getting on with it.
I guess it is like “living in the moment.” After all, if we can’t live it right now, when do we?