“Tradeoffs imply that to get really great at a few things, you have to accept being mediocre at a lot more.”
You might think it’s possible to live in the past, or the future. But right now is all you get. So long as you agree with the linear way of things, that’s how it has to be.
When you make a decision, when you commit, you free up all of creation to work with your intent and thus initiate spiritual, quantum, and…
You are God made flesh, participating in a strange, convoluted terrestrial game. There are forces about that utterly despise you for your freedom to choose. You can play any and all roles imaginable here — and you likely already have.
Most of us will go through life on a fairly predictable trajectory. It would take a concerted effort to live outside of the established parameters of what came before, doubly so because we learn most my modeling, training, and educating by the same means and influences.