Every day we have choices. Every day we make a decision. Conscientiously or not, we do. Some of us have the ability and blessing to do these things of our own free will. Others not so much whether bound by law or by mental issues. For the moment, let’s assume we’re legally free and are mentally stable. (Although, I might argue that some people think they are mentally stable when in fact they are a few French fries short of a happy meal, or have no common sense.)
Some choices are easier than others. Some are just downright stressful. And some are lots of fun to make.
- We have the choice to get out of bed in the morning or to stay in it.
- We have the choice of what we listen to on the radio or not listen to it at all.
- We have the choice to be good people or not.
- We have the choice to go to church or not.
- We have the choice to drink soda drinks or not.
- We have the choice to be happy or to let our surrounding (people, circumstances) dictate our mood. (Ok, so this one tends to happen subconsciously, but still.)
- We have the choice to learn or not.
- We have the choice to engage our brain, to think before acting or not.
- We have the choice to let mob mentality dictate what we do.
- We have the choice to give in to peer pressure.
- We have the choice to let the media lead us in the direction they choose.
- We have the choice to believe everything we read on the internet.
- We have the choice to play it safe or not.
- We have the choice to eat healthy or not. (This one is a bit harder since eating healthy is sometimes more expensive than eating fast food.)
- We have the choice to smile or not.
- We have the choice to be responsible adults or not.
- We have the choice to tell the truth or not.
- We have the choice to trust or not.
- We have the choice to be ourselves or not.
This could go on and on… there are more than likely and infinite number of choices we can make every day.
One decision sometimes leads us to our next choices. Sometimes our indecision leads us to our next choices. By doing nothing or by doing something, we’ve made a choice. Crazy, huh? We can assume life is leading us somewhere when in fact we have more control than we think through our choices and the decisions we make.
For instance, I’m lucky enough to be given the choice to decide what I want to do. The tough part is figuring out what to do. I don’t want to choose poorly or make a hasty decision. (Done that before, it didn’t turn out well.) And I don’t want to do something just to be doing something. But maybe that’s the point. Maybe I should just do “something” because it might lead me to a choice where I have to make a bigger to decide on something beneficial to my career or my “life” (family, career, future, “the big picture”).
Ok… I think I just segued into fate.
Hmmm… interesting…. choices and fate.
Does fate lead us to our choices? Or do our choices lead us to our fate?
Personally, I think it’s a combo of the 2, but who knows? Life is full of choices.
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