They say we have to live with our choices. I think that is an understatement. I think we become our choices.
Consider that before you choose.
I exist between lines
become, choice, choices, choosing, future
October 1, 2014 at 1:06 PM
an important thing to remember
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October 1, 2014 at 1:56 PM
and an important thing to learn 🙂
October 1, 2014 at 1:31 PM
The trouble is none of us can see the future or foretell the consequences of our choices. There are too many unknowns; when you drop a pebble in a puddle those ripples keep on spreading and you can find your choice was not what you thought it was. Everything is connected to everything else. So yes, we have choices, but what happens after the choice is made cannot be predicted and may well shape us, but not as we had planned.
October 1, 2014 at 2:01 PM
True, mistakes will happen, and must be forgiven, but we should avoid making conscious mistakes, and we should try to make conscious choices. 🙂
For example, sometimes people chose to hurt others because they think it will not be noticed, or they don’t think much at all, or they think since it can’t be noticed by others it will not affect anyone either, even if it will surely affect the one choosing. And sometimes people chose to forgive others, or help others in a way ruining themselves, even if they probably should not put such a heavy burden on themselves.
Choices define us, with or without the knowledge of others, so we need to choose wisely. Though you are quite right, it is important to chose and not just sit still. And when we chose, we might make mistakes. 🙂
October 1, 2014 at 1:40 PM
Action is the product of thought. You may not make the decision immediately before or even consciously, but still your brain has sent the signals. People often perceive us as the sum of the actions they’ve seen us make, and words they’ve heard spoken. But there is much more to a person than the outward expression of your body. So much of our experience, ideas, beliefs, and knowledge is in your think tank. How could we ever become our choices? A choice depends on us to make it. We are in control.
Just a thought,
October 1, 2014 at 2:07 PM
Thank you for your thought! 🙂
When we make choices, we define our future, and the future – circumstances – will define us too, indirectly, as we cannot completely disengage from outer reality, even if you are quite right actions and words aren’t really us.
As for becoming our choices… Well, I guess it is a bit of a funny way to say that when you decide on something, you are going to be influenced by that decision, even if you thought you could move on the same way as always. You can’t. Your circumstances will form your mind, whether you want it to happen or not. In my opinion, it is impossible to stay uninfluenced by circumstances.
October 1, 2014 at 2:48 PM
We are definitely affected by circumstances. They shape us, but only how we allow them to. If two people experience the same situation, the outcome for both will be different. We most definitely won’t be what we were before the experience. We come out the other side a changed person.
By affect, our choices build the situation or circumstance. The circumstance however, cannot predict how we as an individual will deal with it.
Also, it’s not just our choices that shape our surroundings, it’s others as well. Something we should consider.
October 1, 2014 at 2:54 PM
I agree with you. 🙂
Just one comment to the last part, about how others shape us – it is true, but we can to a certain degree choose who we allow to influence us.
October 1, 2014 at 2:57 PM
Yes very true.
Some people affect me more than I would like haha:)
This has been a fun little chat!
October 1, 2014 at 2:59 PM
Yes, it was! And thank you for making me think! 😀
October 1, 2014 at 3:36 PM
My pleasure. I always feel a bit smarter after debating something:) It’s good for your health. It gets you thinking hard about word choice. it’s so important to explain yourself clearly when making an argument. Funny how we ended up at a very similar conclusion as well.
October 1, 2014 at 3:41 PM
yes, it is so true! I think I’ll make an entry about that in some days… (precision in choice of words)
October 1, 2014 at 2:53 PM
We are what we chose to be, not what our choices have been. I think that’s what I’m trying to say:)
Well, we choose our choices… Only that I tried to add a dimension about how our choices will influence us, as well, so we shouldn’t think like many of us do – “ah, I’ll just do it like that, I’ll manage even if it wasn’t what I really wanted” – as that will lead us away from who we want to be (chose to be), whether we want it or not.
October 1, 2014 at 2:16 PM
Some quotes about choices:
“Whatever you decide, don’t let it be because you don’t think you have a choice.”
― Hannah Harrington, Saving June
“But until a person can say deeply and honestly, “I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday,” that person cannot say, “I choose otherwise.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
“We are our choices.”
― Jean-Paul Sartre
“We don’t get to chose what is true. We only get to choose what we do about it.”
― Kami Garcia, Beautiful Darkness
“In the end that was the choice you made, and it doesn’t matter how hard it was to make it. It matters that you did.”
― Cassandra Clare, City of Glass
“The choices you make now, the people you surround yourself with, they all have the potential to affect your life, even who you are, forever.”
― Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever
October 1, 2014 at 7:12 PM
Wow. This is definitely something to think about. Thanks for the insightful post.
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