What is a choice?
It’s a word that we always hear yet, do we really know what it means? And how does it affect our lives?
Wikipedia defines choice as “consists of the mental process of judging the merits of multiple options and selecting one of them”. We simply would just say it’s the decisions we make based on a certain given situation (or is it in reverse????). It is simple actually, choosing that is. However, the challenge lies in making the right choices.
For me, this is the biggest challenge that all of us are facing in this journey that we call life (sounds like a song…). In the end, as we all look back to the paths that we have taken, it is simply the byproduct of the choices we have made over the years. Some of them were bumpy roads, others were muddy, and some were nice.
What’s really ironic is that when we see other people making some bad decisions, or choices in their life, it is so easy for all of us to criticize them for their mistake. Sometimes, we even lecture them. I am no exception to this.
But if it was us who made those wrong decisions, and we hear that people are criticizing us for our actions, all hell breaks lose. And I guess it’s safe to say that most of us, though we don’t openly react violently, in our minds we have already mutilated these people several times (or maybe it’s only me…).
Is there a trick to making the right choices? Is there a way to recognize the good option over the bad ones? and so on… These are some of the questions we keep hearing. but do we have any answers for this?
In my opinion, I don’t think there is a trick to making the right choice. There are always consequences to every action we take. It may not come right then and there but eventually. Some of them may be good, but not always.
I guess the only thing that matters is taking responsibility for the decisions we make in life. it’s the only way we will ever learn…