Fay Vietmeier

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Rash Decisions

Rash Decisions


It is written: “Wisdom is not hasty”

It has been said: “Act in leisure .. repent in haste”

Decisions made in haste .. are destined to produce waste.

“Rash decisions”

From where do they stem?

Very often we live to “regret” them

Very often, they make us feel condemned

How many flowed out of Bethlehem?

Rash: lack of careful consideration of the possible consequences of an action

.. rob a bank

.. pull a stupid prank

.. “get cleanly cut in half”

.. which half will then laugh?

.. ever sell ILLEGAL drugs?

.. then get caught up with thugs

Hard truth: some of the most important decisions in life are made

.. without “careful consideration”

.. without weighing consequences

A “rash decision” often misses seeing beyond .. or looking ahead.

.. they tend toward the temporary

.. they tend toward externals

There is an old American game show called “Truth or Consequences”

It has morphed into a Google App – game “Truth or Dare” – popular with teens

I remember saying to my son in his teens

“You are learning to choose your truths & increasingly your actions

.. Rarely do you get to choose the consequences”

Relationships are fraught with “rash decisions”

Did you choose the wrong friends .. the wrong spouse?

.. now you feel like you’re living in the wrong house ..

“Love bursts in, and suddenly .. all our wisdom disappears.

Love .. makes fools of everyone: All the rules we make are broken.
Yes, Love .. Love changes everyone. Live or perish in its flame.
Love will never .. never let you .. Be the same” *

Might rash decisions get you “stuck in reverse”?

A downward position .. you don’t want to rehearse

“When you love someone, but it goes to waste” **

What is lost is gone .. cannot be chased

Though devastation .. is hard to erase

Where pain has been indelibly traced

Of his years in Paris, Hemingway said, “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”

Life is filled with “movable feasts” .. playgrounds .. dares .. endless entertainments & indulgences.

A rash decision could be a one-night fling

What devastation might that bring?

“The curtains are closed, the cats in the cradle
Who would've thought that a boy like me could come to this?

I should’ve just walked away” ***

How important is decision-making to avoid “rash-decisions”

How impactful are the choices we make in our life journey?

What effects & impairs our ability to make good or wise decisions?

What robs reason?

There are many thieves .. and they abide inside .. they do not hide.

Lack of wisdom

.. results in wrong-thinking & poor decision-making

.. results in: ignorance, arrogance and foolishness

Lack of vision .. not looking ahead .. not seeing beyond

.. focusing on the temporary

.. focus on externals

Lack of regard for truth:

.. results in ignoring .. denying .. not recognizing .. or refusing truth

Neglecting your own spirit

.. results in being spiritually malnourished

.. results in closed-eyes & hard-hearts

.. results in a lack of discernment & understanding

How important is decision-making? Moment-by-moment & day-by-day .. we decide.

It has been said: At the end of your life .. you are the sum of your decisions & your choices.

Don’t be rash .. “choose well” - Dr Karl Benzio

A concluding thought

Some “rash decisions” can be fixed .. while others have eternal consequences.

There are two ways to journey through life.

.. one with your heart toward God

.. the other with your heart turned away

In the spirit of Frank Sinatra .. singing “I did it my way”

Oh, yea .. hooray.

I pray that you will find your way.

In the spirit of Bob Barker one of the game show hosts of Truth or Consequences

“Hoping all your consequences are happy ones."

The ultimate “rash decision” is turning your back on God.

Refusing to believe in His One & Only Son .. who was sent in love to be our Savior.

Refusing to acknowledge that He has knocked .. is His knocking on the door of your heart.

That “rash decisions” bears an eternal consequence.

“Regrets & unopened doors”


“The gaining of wisdom will help you develop an eternal perspective.” - fem-v

Get Wisdom at any cost - God

“Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them.
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
love her, and she will watch over you.
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.
Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
Cherish her, and she will exalt you;
embrace her, and she will honor you.
She will give you a garland to grace your head
and present you with a glorious crown.” - Proverbs 4

April 16, 2021

Beautiful Art - image .. special thanks to Duy Huynh 

This post is to the honor of Alan Geller - and his "Project X experiment"

.. Subject: “Rash decisions” 


My “in the Light” reflection to Alan’s invitation to “share an interlude” .. offer a "different perspective."

Respond to the: "AFTER DARK is a state of mind; where we investigate and exhibit different perspectives"

“In the Light” is also a “state of mind”

“Closed-eyes & Hard-hearts”


* “Love changes everything” 


** Fix me -Cold Play


*** Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died In Your Arms


“Wisdom” – Proverbs 4


"In His Light" .. I write

All rights reserved:  Fay Marmalich-Vietmeier 

If my words make you think … Great ;~)

As “iron-sharpens-iron” … I enjoy bantering with other BEES … please know, your feedback is as “honey”

A glimpse of the “Bee” called “me” ;~)

My caring nature makes me an advocate. My curious nature makes me a “queen of questions” … but gifted with the ability to listen ;~) I am a woman of deep faith, a blessed mother, a voracious reader, a blossoming writer, a grateful person, and a lover of beauty … I treasure family, true friendships and my loyal clients ... enjoy traveling, learning, good movies, good wine and golf. I’m a “heart-to-heart” communicator.





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Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #31

Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic Greetings sweet & very smart bee ;~) I appreciate your visit here .. so much. Meaningful to me are your words "beautifully written" I hold close to my heart what our wise Professor once said: “We may say things differently for one or all reasons, but still what we see is beauty.” Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Lada 🏡 Prkic

1 year ago #30

Fay, it is beautifully written, as always. We can disagree and still admire each other. :)

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #29

Farooq Omar If a bee could only blush ;~) I will keep your encouraging words of rich praise in my heart. .. never will they depart .. "your words and contemplations mirror the laws of nature" "flawlessly described .. marvelous" Thank you Farooq. Always wishing God's best blessings for you.

Farooq Omar

1 year ago #28

Fay Vietmeier, I can't concur all the more no what you have delightedly described. Your words and contemplations mirror the laws of nature. All that you have so flawlessly described has such significant inspiration to whoever read it. Marvelous.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #27

Pascal Derrien Multiplied thanks Pascal for your sweet share & your time here ;~)

Pascal Derrien

1 year ago #26

both I would say :-)

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #25

Pascal Derrienwas this "give time to time" ? Was this intended here for "rash decisions" - or for Greg Rolfe "the curse of the clock" post (which I shared yesterday?) https://www.bebee.com/producer/@greg-rolfe/the-curse-of-the-clock Still your visit here is mot welcome ;~)

Pascal Derrien

1 year ago #24

Indeed give time to time :-)

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #23

Debasish Majumder I appreciate you Debasish .. thank you for "lovely" and your sweet share ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #22

Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador Hope you are well dear Franci .. letting words flow out.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #21

John Rylance He is well John - youth is on his side .. it was like having the flu - with the added loss of taste & smell. Is back to "normal" .. God be praised for well-being & good health. I was teasing about the "dubious honor" .. when our dear Professor Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee was so active here .. he was almost always first ;~) Thank you for being the one.

John Rylance

1 year ago #20

Thank you. I dont consider being the first to respond a dubious honour. I hope your son has recovered, or is recovering. Hindsight is a good judge of rashness, or the reverse.

Debasish Majumder

1 year ago #19

lovely buzz Fay Vietmeier! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #18

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Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #16

Lyon Brave Ken Boddie Louise Smith Savvy Raj Proma \ud83d\udc1d Nautiyal

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #14

Joel Anderson - I pray you are well my friend & your family .. sending a tiny hug to baby Lena ;~) "the carrier of light"

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #12

Greg Rolfe - I hope this resonates Greg.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #10

Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic - I hope you are well my friend.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #5

John Rylance Dubious honor ;~) of being the first to respond ;~) Multiplied thanks for the your well-reasoned words John .. so true !! The initial outcome is, rashness is when snap decisions go wrong, shrewd judgement is when the same snap decisions succeed. Rashness is for the risk takers, the bull in the china shop approach, the win some loose some outlook, the spur of the moment decisions. The assumption is often if a quickly made decision fails its rash, if it succeeds its applauded. Your words made me think of a recent situation where my son works at a well know multi-national tech retailer (tech support role) .. they take temps as each person comes to work (Covid precaution) .. he went to work several days sick (thought is was flu) .. even got a COVID test - which came back negative .. then day 4 - it comes back positive HR @ corporate is grilling him on why he went to work .. from his perspective - he's being a responsible employee - especially since they are short-staffed .. from their perspective - he's irresponsible for reporting to work with COVID Damned if you do Damned if you don't If only we were provided Divine GPS - type mirror to foresee if our decisions .. will go north or south ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #4

Junie Rutkevich I see you are new to beBee so welcome dear "bee" and many thanks for finding the bee called "me" .. much appreciated that you liked the post ;~)

Junie Rutkevich

1 year ago #3

Great share!

John Rylance

1 year ago #2

As always you piece starts the bee buzzing in my head. The initial outcome is, rashness is when snap decisions go wrong, shrewd judgement is when the same snap decisions succeed. Rashness is for the risk takers, the bull in the china shop approach, the win some loose some outlook, the spur of the moment decisions. The assumption is often if a quickly made decision fails its rash, if it succeeds its applauded.

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