From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual” by Arnold Kunst
I don’t begin life as a man of convictions. I begin like a frisky puppy bumping into a series of hunches which I play with, which I try on for size. Some get discarded rather early. [No, I’m NOT going to become an astronaut – what’s next?] After I’ve worn one or another of the hunches long enough, they become habits. And when life requires, as life invariably will, I will choose to pay the price for a select few of them, maybe even a terrible price. And in the process I will become a man of convictions.