"Desperate times call for desperate measures." ~ Unknown
I beg to differ slightly. Most of the time desperate times do not call for desperate measures.
Think about your own life. In your most desperate moments, what was usually the best reaction? Was it quick, desperate action out of the emotion of the moment or was it a clear, well thought out solution? I don't know about you, but when I think about my more desperate moments in life, when I made a heat of the moment decision based on the emotion of the moment, I usually made a mistake. Sometimes that mistake made things even worse.
- The person desperate for love and affection may take the desperate action of marrying someone that will make their life even more desperate.
- The person desperate for spirituality, but unsure of how to obtain it, may take the desperate action of following a charismatic leader into a cult.
- The person desperate for fast money may turn to spam and other unscrupulous activities.
- The person out of work and desperate for a job may lie on their resume or application, causing themselves more headaches when some of the facts are checked out.