What do you feel empowers you to make a decision?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
What do you feel empowers you to make a decision?
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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 11:08am

Someone asked me this question the other day and I had some difficulty in answering it...

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-16-2001
Mon, 04-04-2011 - 11:57am
I am not sure that I fully understand your question, Amy.

It's Monday!
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Mon, 04-04-2011 - 12:05pm
That's ok Poppy, I had a lot of difficulty with this question as well. LOL

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-16-2001
Mon, 04-04-2011 - 12:09pm
LOL!

Let's just say that I find it difficult to not feel empowered to make a decision, especially if it concerns my life, health, well-being and work.
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Mon, 04-04-2011 - 12:43pm
Now, that would have been a good response! :)

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-02-2003
Mon, 04-04-2011 - 1:30pm
I'm one of those people who needs a lot of information to make a decision - a total details person. So if I have the information I need I feel like I'm better equiped to make a decision.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Mon, 04-04-2011 - 1:37pm
That's a good point Miranda. Having more information, more detail (pros & cons) can make a decision easier.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-26-2001
Tue, 04-05-2011 - 9:35am

I feel empowered when I can answer these questions, who, what, where, when and why.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Tue, 04-05-2011 - 9:37am
So... how does being able to answer those questions help you to make a decision?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-26-2001
Tue, 04-05-2011 - 10:31am
How about an example?

Starting this summer I started having problem understanding my son (who,when, and what)
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I contacted his plastic surgeon who has worked on his mouth since he was baby to find out why. His p-flap was still intact so we had to do testing for more information. After the test results (why and where). We found out that one of his flaps was no longer working properly and needed to be surgically corrected. Because the flap is not working properly, he can not speak correctly.

Now he is scheduled for surgery to have the flap corrected.

Does that make sense?
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Tue, 04-05-2011 - 10:39am
Great example, and thank you! It makes a lot of sense.

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