The question is:
I am not sure what you mean by “a whim.” I know what I mean, but what do YOU mean? To me, a whim is a passing fancy without much depth. Is that what you mean?
If this is what you mean, then my answer is a reluctant “no.” I don’t generally make whimsical decisions and I’m not a very whimsical person. I’ve had a lot of hard years. There hasn’t been much room for whimsy. I wish there had been more periods when a light-hearted choice was possible. I’ve lightened up a little in my late years probably because I couldn’t stand the stress of being me … but whimsy? I think that neither Garry nor I are light-hearted decision makers. Maybe things would have been more entertaining if we had been.
I suppose my answer to this one stays no unless you count feeding the birds as whimsical. It changed my life and awareness of the world, though I don’t think it could be considered a “life changing decision.” Or maybe it was. Sometimes, it’s hard to figure what choices were life changing and which ones were not.