Ever made a decision, whether in haste or deeply deliberated, that's had a big impact on your life? Ever had one made for you? Of which the consequences (good or bad) are so obviously with you today. One of mine rests on a coin toss. At nineteen I lived in another part of the country. I wasn't happy with how I was living my life. A few beers into a night out ( < that basically described my existence) I joked with my friend that I'd obey the result of a flipped coin. Heads I stay, Tails I leave for a new life. Tails. I left the pub, a taxi back to my lodgings where I packed all I own into my car and (slightly over the drink drive limit) hauled myself here to Manchester. It's 20+ years on now and I feel I've put my energies to better use and have earned the choice of whether to work or not from hereon. Of course I couldn't be so rash again, the financial freedom aside, I think it gets more difficult with time as the family/social responsibilities pile up. The spontaneity has to be more calculated.