I know such people and they give me the creeps because,they have Plan A,B,C...unto infinity planned out. Its as though they have every single thought covered.
Not that planning and researching is a negative in any which ways, but to plan so much that everything else fades into oblivion is weird. Its obscure and unnatural at best.
And in that case, do they live their lives according to a list,an excel sheet or a mental blueprint all the time? What happens when there are untoward circumstances? And what classifies as a distraction in their lives?
I have had the opportunity of having useful and wonderful distractions in my life. If they wouldnt have come about I dont know what else could have been possible? But then its an individual thing--what classifies as a serious distraction and what classifies as a fork in the road.
In the end of it all, both the distraction and the fork in the road come with their own apprehensions.