A user on Quora asked, “When is the correct time to make major decisions about my life?” I don’t think anyone can tell you when the right time is for making major decisions, but I have a pretty good idea of when to avoid decision-making altogether!
I’m going to instead propose several incorrect times to engage in making major decisions. For example:
- While intoxicated by any drug whether legal or illegal. This includes alcohol. May or may not include caffeine depending on caffeine’s effects on your person.
- While intoxicated by a natural physiological response e.g. “runner’s high”, orgasm, etc.
- While exhausted. Note I’m not saying “while tired”. See: .
- While emotionally compromised, for example while grieving over the loss of a loved one.
- While under .
Provided you are not in any of the above states or situations, you’re in the clear. I can’t promise you’ll make the right decisions, but you’ll have the best shot at trying. And you’ll likely minimize regret later on, too.
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