When it comes to being spontaneous, we tend to think of someone that lives on the edge, goes with the flow, and is more of a free bird type of person. Of course, there are different levels to a person being spontaneous. A person can be a little spontaneous and still be considered spontaneous. As well, people can be very spontaneous or simply not spontaneous at all. I'd probably view myself as somewhat spontaneous, but maybe that's because I'm getting older now. I think that the younger we are, the more spontaneous we are. Having said that, I've met some older people that were more spontaneous than I ever was, even in my teenage years. I believe that being spontaneous is an incredible quality. People that are spontaneous are usually the types that are easy to be around. Spontaneous people usually don't make little things a big deal and are easy-going. Sometimes, spontaneous people are a little over-the-top and impulsive in their actions. Being too much of anything can get you into trouble, if you're not careful. Remember, moderation is the key to happiness.
I truly believe that being spontaneous is a really good thing when you don't get too carried away. It's always good to weigh out the positives and negatives of a decision you're about to make, and especially, when that decision is a spontaneous and last minute one. When people act in extreme ways, impulsively, and too spontaneous, they end up facing many unfortunate consequences that they wouldn't ordinarily have had to face if they'd thought things out more, prior to their impulsive behavior. People can be spontaneous and have an exciting life, filled with many surprises, and still do it in a way where they don't have to risk things and face so many unnecessary consequences that they might not be happy with.
For example, let's say that someone asks you on a last minute date and you don't have plans yet, but you're nowhere near ready. The spontaneous thing to do would be to get ready very quickly and go on the date. That's an example of someone being spontaneous, without going overboard. An example of taking spontaneity out on a limb would be if a first date asks you to meet them in Vegas for a big holiday weekend that's coming up. Meeting someone halfway in a situation like that, could end in some serious consequences. So many things could go wrong, when you live your life like a free bird. I suppose being too spontaneous could be a person's preference and way of life. But, I personally don't live my life that way and I don't want to promote living life in a manner that's impetuous, extreme, and impulsive. I believe that there are too many risks involved when a person is too spontaneous.
To all of the people out there that are dating, in a relationship, or married with children, remember that being spontaneous is awesome. But, being considerate in giving your partner some notice, as well as planning dates with them, can be wonderful too. For those people that aren't very spontaneous, it's important to become aware of that, and try to be a little more open minded when you have a partner that is spontaneous. It's important that both people in a relationship are happy and that involves "give and take." Keep in mind that you can be spontaneous and also be a planner.