BJ'S BLOG 02/06/13 "Instant Decisions"
Yesterday during the Lukewarm Topic, we talked about the rash life changing decision a woman made…24 hours after meeting her boyfriend.
Russian college graduate Lesya Toumaniantz let her boyfriend Rouslan Toumaniantz tattoo "Ruslan," his name, across her face 5 inches tall in Gothic letters…the day after they met in person!
According to the news stories, they met online previously in a chat room and are now engaged.
You can see pictures of Lesya’s tattoo here:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/04/rouslan-toumaniantz-girlfriend-face-tattoo_n_2617994.html
A friend of the couple says, “I know that there are people who are terrified that Lesya has made a rash decision that she’ll regret horribly, but sometimes the best decisions are the ones you make in an instant with your heart rather than the ones long-debated in your mind.”
This is “The Power of Now” gone haywire. This is the Eckhart Tolle stuff that people have taken WAY beyond the extreme!
As a pragmatic kind of guy, this irritates me. I know some people love to “live in the moment” but I’ve always said that Eckhart Tolle should write two more books; “The Power of Then” and “The Power of When” because reflecting and pondering is also a big part of the human condition.
I believe that people who do this sort of thing where they do rash, life changing things like Lesya did are probably very unstable. I’m willing to bet money that Lesya has a lot of crazieness going on in her life.
That’s why whenever anyone says something along the lines of “the best decisions are the ones you make in an instant,” I consider it a red flag! Big decisions require thought and council from people you trust; it’s just not wise to make life changing decisions in the moment.