We are so starved for attention, for change, for skipping steps, we walk right into the trap being set. That hole in our heart or our head is so deep we reach out for anything different, shinier, loftier than the moment at hand. If the birds could talk, they would give us an ear full I betcha. At least we learn the first time they would scold.
Most of the truly stupid decisions I have made were during times of extreme impatience or while believing I was smarter than the other guy. I entered into situations like playing a shell game, ever-trusting the odds were in my favor. I talked myself into believing I remained one step ahead of the other guy. And when I was wrong from miscalculation, it cost me dearly, both emotionally and financially.
You would think we would learn. Learn to excercise that common sense muscle we were born with. The one that if not routinely excercised we lose the use of it. God will even send down his angel to tap us on the shoulder ... to stand in the way of the ensuing calamity. And what do we do? We swat that angel away. Mind your own business says our behavior.
And when the common sense muscle goes unused we become greater prey. We become a target of those who do not live their life praying but plotting.
Common sense comes with it radar, if only we stuck our heads above the sand long enough to hear it.