A life altering decision? Yes, nearly every single day....
What we choose to do -- and choose not to do -- makes all the difference in everything that comes after that given decision. What we eat, who we meet, what street we cross; who we choose to contact, or ignore; decisions made at or about work; encounters with our significant other, children or parents; the list is long, if not endless.
Nearly every moment, every encounter, every choice we make (even what we choose to put in our bodies for breakfast, lunch and dinner) is like another fork in an endlessly forking road.
We tend to think: where we choose to go to college (or not); who we choose to marry (or not); what career path we take and what job we stick with are the real Life Altering decisions -- and sometimes they are, and sometimes they're not.
Our real lives, as in the living of them (rather than in the story we tell about them) unfold moment by moment by moment. At 50, we will have lived 1,576,800,000 seconds (that's 1.5 billion), and things change -- and decisions are made -- nearly every single waking second, yes?
Truth be told, we do in fact make life altering decisions every single day; many thousands of them. It's called living. And being human. And being a sentient being. And motion. And choice. Ken Taub