“Yes,” I answered you last night,
“No” this morning, sir, I say.
Colours seen by candle light
Will not look the same by day.— Elizabeth Barrett Browning—
Circumstances alter cases. We all know that important decisions require time and preparation, yet many of us take them impulsively or on inadequate information.
When was the last time we made a mistake in judgement and admitted it? Whether it has to do with the color of our walls or the terms of a contract or the person we said we’d marry, admitting that we’ve changed our minds is far more honorable than going through with a wrong decision.
There used to be a saying,” It’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind.” It’s everyone’s prerogative, because nobody’s perfect. We are all influenced “by candle light.” To be too proud or inflexible to alter a decision, even when we’ve changed our minds, is a good way to set ourselves up for misery.—
Joining the human race is much preferable to fighting it. I will be human enough today to admit my mistakes, and free enough to change my mind.