Fandango’s Provocative Question #187


Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

We all make decisions every day of our lives. Some are minor and inconsequential. Others can be significant decisions that have the potential to be life-changing. Some decision are made very deliberately after a lot of thought, while others are spur of the moment decisions made on a whim, so to speak.

This brings me to this week’s provocative question, which is about decisions and their consequences.

Have you ever made a decision on a whim that turned out to change your life? If so, what was that life-changing decision? Can you imagine what your life would be like if you hadn’t made that decision?

If you choose to participate, write a post with your response to the question. Once you are done, tag your post with #FPQ and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments. But remember to check to confirm that your pingback or your link shows up in the comments.

23 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #187

  1. donmatthewspoetry October 26, 2022 / 3:24 am

    My whim decisions always seem to get me into trouble. I’m obviously not thinking enough before whimming…….

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  2. rugby843 October 26, 2022 / 8:34 am

    I can think of only one important decision I made on a whim or maybe it was sheer stupidity? I was on my three wheeled scooter in a grocery store parking lot and there was a speed bump I thought I could navigate as you sometimes do with a car, approaching it diagonally? Of course it ended badly and a nearby construction worker came over to help me up and I had broken a bone in my left hip and badly injured my left elbow. Seven years later I still have consequences from that very stupid choice.


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      • rugby843 October 26, 2022 / 10:41 pm

        My grandson was with me on his bike this was quite a few years ago when we would go around the neighborhood be on my three wheel scooter and I am beside me on his bike. Vaguely remember him saying no grandma don’t go that way of course you know I did anyway.😳🙄🤪

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  3. kajmeister26 October 26, 2022 / 10:00 am

    About a year ago, I decided to go get a Master’s degree (in History). I had never thought about it before (thought about going back to school for a long time, but didn’t want to get a degree just to get a degree, and it’s too expensive to do just because I like to read). But I somewhat suddenly–in the space of a couple of days–found I had good reasons, and within two weeks was creating an application. For someone like me, who plans things months and years in advance, it still feels like a whim every time I go into class. Sitting with people who are doing this because it’s the culmination of their life long dream feels very odd. It was a good decision, not cheap, but I’ve gained a lot from it. Time will tell whether I actually get out of it what I thought I might. (and in the short run I’ve had to reduce my blogging significantly)

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    • Marleen October 26, 2022 / 10:25 am

      Going into class feeling like you decided something whimsical sounds quite fun.

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      • kajmeister26 October 26, 2022 / 1:36 pm

        Yes, it does give me a little extra energy, necessary when I’m sitting with all the young whippersnappers.


        • Marleen October 26, 2022 / 10:20 pm


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    • Fandango October 26, 2022 / 9:29 pm

      Kudos to you for going for it.


  4. Nope, Not Pam October 26, 2022 / 12:24 pm

    I’ve made plenty of decisions on a whim, most turned out real bad.

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  5. Marilyn Armstrong October 26, 2022 / 8:33 pm

    Now, I’m just confused. First, what is whimsy? Second, what is “life-changing”? How life-changing does it have to be to be REALLY life changing? What if it’s only a little bit life-changing but isn’t a full 180-degree turn around?

    I still haven’t gotten your email, but Melanie always includes a ping-back. Anyway, it’s up tomorrow. And now, sleep!

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    • Fandango October 26, 2022 / 10:08 pm

      First, that’s strange that you didn’t get my email. I responded to yours just after 10 pm my time last night. I wrote:

      “That is strange. If I go to the Search bar and type in “Provocative,” it takes me to the latest Provocative Question post. Same if I go to the link under Topics of Interest. I have no idea why that wouldn’t work for you, as well. Weird.”

      Second, the interesting thing about my provocative question prompt is that you get to decide what “whimsy” (or “on a whim”) is. And you also get to decide what “life-changing” is. Is it a U-Turn or is it just a slight alteration? I don’t know. You tell me!


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