Choices are tricky things.
They can define us, or they can destroy us- they can be terrifying or stubborn or just plain ridiculous…
What are choices to you? How can choices be biased? Why do you make the choice that you make?
I’d like to believe that all the choices I’ve made in my life, even the bad ones, are choice that I made purely from the heart- choices that I can stand by or defend if I have too.
Lately I’ve been questioning that- why do you really make the choices that you do?
Just this morning, my mother gave me the choice to stay home today, or come with her to work for the day.
A simple enough choice, though I know my mom well enough to know what she wants, and I know myself enough to know what I want.
I knew which choice that she was leaning for- that she wanted me to do- which was go to work with her.
I chose to stay home, but now I have to face the consequences. For the rest of the morning, she was in a foul mood, and gave me an extensive list of chores to do at home.
Which I don’t mind, but it is slightly worrying-
Why do you give someone a choice if you know you want them to do something in particular?
Is it to keep up the persona of a fair person?
If you are angry at someone for making a choice that you gave to them, why give them that choice at all?
That’s why I usually make my choices to please other people- I know what make people happy, so I do that.
But it really wears on you after a while.
That wasn’t much of a choice- stay home, or go to work, but what if it was a more serious choice of a more serious topic?
What do you make choices for?
Let me say again, choices define us–
Are you always true to yourself and do your decisions reflect that?
Or are you like me- do you do it for someone else?
Or are you strategic with you decisions- can you predict the next move or choice that you will be given and base it off that?
This, my friends, is why you must choose wisely.
Choices can have repercussions or effects- minor or major. Think before you speak, or make a choice in anger or stress.
Choices can really affect your life in the long run.
Just some interesting words with more meaning than you may think…
People say I make strange choices, but they’re not strange for me. My sickness is that I’m fascinated by human behavior, by what’s underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people.