every decision you make

is damn important.  every decision you make now will inevitably be the answer to a question in the future –so make wise decisions.  the key is to make sure that you like the answer and that is signifies a pattern of no regrets because many decisions only happen during certain times.  for example –if you do not choose to get a family dog when the kids are young –then you miss out on that experience that you can only get when the kids are young –having your kids grow up with a dog.  one day the question will come up from your kids –“how come we did not have a dog growing up?”  the answer will not be the one you like –why didn’t you?  make those decisions carefully so you do like the answers in the future.