A few months ago, I wrote about the problem of "drift" - the decision you make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which you don't take responsibility.
The responses I got - comments on my blog, in my email, and on the Facebook Page - showed me that a lot of people have also suffered from drift.
One of the problems of drift is that we try to deny we're drifting. Take this quiz: how many of these statements apply to you, in your current situation? The more checks you make, the greater your risk for being adrift.
__ I often have the peculiar feeling that I'm living someone else's life.
__ I often think, "This situation can't go on," but then it does go on.
__ I spend a lot of time daydreaming about a completely different life as an escape from what I'm doing now.
__ I find myself getting very angry if someone challenges the values that I think I'm working toward. (E.g., working like crazy as a fifth-year associate at a