Have You Ever Done Things You Had Not Decided To Do?

Painting of confusion

“Often enough in my life I have done things I had not decided to do… I don’t mean to say that thinking and reaching decisions have no influence on behavior. But behavior does not merely enact whatever has already been thought through and decided. It has its own sources, and is my behaviour, quite independently, just as my thoughts are my thoughts, and my decisions my decisions.” – Bernhard Schlink in The Reader, a book I recently read and thoroughly enjoyed.

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