I made a fairly startling realization this morning. Although, I believe I give good, decent, morally defensible, and practical advice to humans on a regular. I mean, really, I'm just practicing for the day I become your evil monkey overlord.
But, then I realized that two of the most significant decisions in my life were actually, on paper, kinda haphazard and risky.
Imagine . . . ME! The monkey that likes to have a plan, flying by the seat of her threadbare pants.
I chose my major in college because of an article I heard on NPR. It was about a ground breaking new approach to a masters degree program at another school. But, the article stayed with me and after a couple of weeks of replaying it in my head, I looked around, realized my school had a public policy program, and changed my major. One of the smartest decisions I've made.
And, then I moved to this tiny little town, had this interesting life because I followed a guy. Such a feminist of me, right? But, I've had a fantabulous life. I have satisfying work. I have fantastic friends. I have a comfortable home. And, again, one of the smartest decisions I've ever made.
So, I made decisions based on my gut. But, I have the gumption to make the decision work out. Isn't that what you really want from an EVIL MONKEY OVERLORD? A strong gut and the stubbornness to make it work out?