My dear,

Everything has consequences, and if you look far down enough you’ll realize that the consequences for most things out-weight the benefits.

But screw consequences.

I say if you want it badly enough, then you’ve just got to close your eyes to it all and move forward.

Sometimes the only way to act is not to think all the consequences through.

If we thought everything all the way through we’d come up for air and realize that we’re 100 years old and on our deathbeds, having never done anything with our lives.

Falsely yours,
Alain de Botton