Making my mental list of squandered opportunities, further back I gazed – more appeared – spent, wasted, wrecked, discarded …
Missed plenty, expect we all have. We’ll miss more today. Tomorrow too.
Not just because we are oblivious but lacking nerve or self-belief when those opportunities showed up – so we’ve hesitated, ruminated, second guessed – then stalled.
Not to say we don’t miss opportunities because, when decision time came – we made what could have been some better decision which is far superior to indecision, avoidance and retreating for fear of making wrong decisions, the poorer decision or just afraid to make any decision.
Never underestimate value of a missed opportunity – but first, examine it before passing on that which might alter the course of your life.
Yes, there is a moral to this story, put more properly under ‘morale’.
Awh, Mark…is there going to be a part two of this commentary? I really like it when you bring a philosophical theme into one of your real life experiences and let us be ‘the all wiser’ for it. What pray tell did you learn?, SF, Lethbridge, AB
Cryptic! I am finding so much of that here on Medium these days. Mini mysteries I cannot figure out!, GB, Waukesha, Wisconsin
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