StevieDeepThoughts is back and might be a little deeper this time around. On Saturday afternoon, a car hit me as I was crossing the street. We both had green lights, but unfortunately the driver did not see me. These things happen, especially in a city as congested as my beloved Washington, D.C. Nothing appears to be broken; I'll just be quite sore for a while as I strive to get as much attention from this incident as is allowed. No iPhones or Ray-Bans were broken in the process.
The incident made me think more about choices and the dozens of significant and trivial decisions that we all make throughout the day. I was walking to grab a cup of coffee Saturday. I thought of going to my neighborhood Firehook, but I made the decision to opt for the longer walk to Starbucks, which resulted in the need to cross the street. If I had continued to Firehook, there would have been no car-related incident.
How many of these types of decisions do we make everyday without a second thought? If I had gone in direction X, result Y would have occurred. How does this apply on a broader, global scale?
We can spend all day being indecisive yet achieving similar outcomes, or we can be proactive, rational and accept the outcomes that we are dealt. With deep thoughts, come deep responsibilities. And please watch where you're going when you're driving/biking/running/walking/eating.