Brian Peacock wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:19 am
In the way your example seemed to cast the end point--debt, job loss, market failure etc--as an inevitable consequences of missed opportunities.
What effective control does the bloke really have over his job security, or the wider economic conditions of the housing market?
If you decide to drive home the pretty way because it's a nice day and you have a blowout on an isolated country road and end up in the creek trapped in your car covered in petrol you only appear to have missed an opportunity (made a bad decision) to avoid being in such a precarious position retrospectively. Even then that kind of assessment isn't going to help you when you need it - which is right now.
Everything appears to be inevitable after it's happened.
Maybe, but I wouldn't place buying an expensive house after a recent promotion in that category.
We're in agreement about the unpredictability of life though. In fact, it's the nature of life that makes me suspicious of the dangers lurking behind our Twitterer's response to the crisis i.e. people are in this position because they're poor.
It invites an analysis of their actions, and undoubtedly we will discover where they could have made better choices.
Could've except for that unpredictability of life thing.
I read recently about how some studies are showing that people who seem to have incredible willpower actually just don't want the same things. --ha, imagine if that's true?
Perhaps you aren't so wise as you are boring...
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