… may not be interpreted as the justification for making a positive life decision and ultimate path, but a reminder that we need to justify our actions after the fact. If this is a fair statement, than how substantial is the speaker’s claim “… has made all the difference”?
Near the end of my own path of self-justifications, I try not to weigh those actions taken and differences made against an equally viable path and where it might have led and to what differences.
I am left with the acknowledgement of self-justification for the path taken, though with many regrets.
Do watch the animation in the Atlantic magazine reference.