Actually, you have a responsibility to think, ask questions, use reason, and make a choice. It is your life you are leading and you have to make decisions. I know, I have fallen in the trap of just going with the flow and taking what is there. That may be the right choice in the moment; but, did you ever ask questions to gather the most--best information, that allows you to make the wise pick from door number 1, or 2, or 3? Quite often the best, most satisfying ending will cost more than the cheaper easier road traveled. Or will it???
I know, I am talking too much and not making sense. How is this: if we are wise students we will still make mistakes. As we learn from those mistakes, we will make better decisions and therefore less mistakes. Teaching our kids to play and learn from little mistakes should help them make less mistakes in their future. Or at least, they will be able to handle the things when they happen. It will also teach us the right question to ask to let us make the right choices.
So, I plan my route instead of aimlessly driving towards my destination. The planning may take time and the route may seem longer; but, I may avoid obstacles and detours and backtracking thus ultimately costing me less time and money. Hiring the right professional may cost more than the friend of a friend that can work on the cheap; but, the Pros can give you consistent satisfying results in the end.
As a kid, I had to be careful not to challenge my parents. I had to learn from gently posed questions. Same goes for my Doctor today. Ask questions to determine the correct choice. If you ask your stylist to shave your head, they will. Hopefully mine would caution me against it. I don't think I would look good like that.