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Our Choices

I made a lot of choices that have gotten me where I am today.  Sometimes I wonder about what could have happened in a particular situation had I chosen differently. Futile, yes. But nevertheless, I think it is important to ponder on the various aspects or factors that shape our choices and decisions. In understanding that, maybe we can understand ourselves better.

It is often said that we are always presented with alternatives in life. True. And there are times when we go for something without really thinking, we just do what appeal most to us, and there are times, when we need to pause. Think. And then decide. Because the impact or consequence is bigger. Right? Also, the mental process that gets into motion when faced with those said alternatives, is quite amazing. The way we debate within ourselves, weighing the right and the wrong, trying to project the future, deciding on what’s best, what would make us happier, etc etc. After all that, the choice is made. There. Then consequences follow and we know whether our choice was the right one.

Choosing is not always a me-myself-and-I business. Our choices and decisions can affect the lives of the people around us, just as we can be affected by theirs. (I’m hoping so far that the choices I’ve made have not hurt anybody! ) Respecting each other’s choices, opinions, or decisions is a step to accepting each individual as he/she is.

I made a lot of choices that have gotten me where I am today. Il m’arrive de temps en temps de souhaiter que les choses soient differentes. Mais pour etre tout a fait honnete, I would not change a thing.  [That’s to be expected, coming from someone who is as selfish and impulsive as I am. ]

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One thought on “Our Choices

  1. gracewaters says:

    Sometimes we think back and wish that we could change things about our past, but what we have to realize is that we would not be all that we are today if things had not happened as they did…if we embrace our past then we can stand strong in our present and look forward to our future. I love that you are thinking through this and have come to a point where you would not change a thing. That is a good place to be in. Please check out my blog at http://www.gracewaters.wordpress.com.

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