Exception to principles

“How do you live your life?”
“I don’t think about it that much, but recently I noticed I do have a set of principles, just never spelled out”

“Principles? Such as?”

“Hmmm, I like to live with certainty and clarity. I take pleasure in knowing things and being certain. I like to stay in areas where I know I do well. I base a big part of my life on logic and prediction, and I go as far as logic can take me. I don’t go to wars I don’t see a good chance of winning.”
“And you have always followed these principles of yours?”
“For the most part, yeah. I made an exception recently though.”

“I suppose there was something that trumped all these.”

“I took risks, huge risks actually. I moved forward with much uncertainty and obscurity. I went out of my comfort zone. And if I had decided that I would go only as far as logic could take me, I wouldn’t be here right now. Before I knew it, I had Ieapt beyond logic.”

“And where did this– violation of principles lead you?”
“Places, man, places. You haven’t the faintest idea.”

“I’m too lazy to ask where, but how do you feel about having made an exception like that now?”
“Look at me now, that’s the result of the exception. What do you think?”

“I think making that exception couldn’t have been more right.”

“Yeah, that’s exactly what I think. Are you a mind reader?”
“No, I’m just you.”

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