Martin Moone: What are you going to do now?
Padraic: I should probably go home.
Have you ever had an impulsive thought? Has there ever been a time when you have thought well everybody else is doing it so why not? But is it always a good idea to follow the pack? Well, we all know the answer to that is no. But how do you handle those times when you do something that you regret?
1. Admit It
Don't try to hide the truth from everyone. You may not want to advertise it, but don't deny that you had a wild and crazy moment. People have more respect for individuals who admit they make mistakes. Everybody makes them. It just means you're human.
2. Embrace the Moment
If you have a moment when you use poor judgment, find the humor in situation. These times always make for great stories. Look at the humor. You may be embarrassed for a little while, but you've lived a little.
3. Don't Make It a Lifestyle
Everybody has a story about when they did something a little out of character. They make life interesting, but if you find that you are acting impulsive on a weekly or daily basis. You are probably just starting to make bad life choices. There can be serious consequences for being too impulsive. It's probably time to start looking at the causes of all of the impulsiveness.
So if you are like young Padraic from Moone Boy who burnt his clothes, take it in stride. You'll live through the embarrassment.
Music to blog by Paint the Moon by The Czars
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