A moment of weakness can have lasting effect. Part of growing up is learning decisions made in the instant can deeply affect the rest of your life and the lives of others. I've made a few, some of which turned out okay, others which have been destructive. I've been deeply affected by others' decisions. I was reminded of this by a recent episode of Hoarders
. June, the hoarder, had her daughter Tori at age 14. June's mom refused to deal with them and made them live with her ex-husband and mother-in-law. Immature with a baby, June badly needed her mom to guide her to womanhood while also teaching her how to be a mom and being a grandma to Tori. June's mom's selfish refusal in the instant to support her daughter when her daughter needed her the most caused long-term and secondary damage.