Ok, let’s see if I can clear a few things up. Yesterday’s post got some reactions that were unexpected. So I think I need to clarify where my head was when I posted those quotes.
So much of our lives is a choice. Sure there are things that we cannot control in our lives. The death of a loved one, illness, like cancer, etc., Acts of God, like flood, tornado, etc. What I was referring to was Our Choices in life and being responsible for those choices.
Often WE CHOOSE to stay in a situation that is not good for us. You will see people that complain about their life, but it was their CHOICE to be in that situation.
Example: You loan money to a relative or friend that does not pay you back. You KNOW they will not pay you back. But you do it anyway. That was your choice. If you don’t like the outcome, don’t do it again!
Here’s another example: You’re in poor health, but your doctor assures you that you can turn it around if you watch this thing or that thing in your diet. Or he recommends that you lose 10 lbs. It’s Your Choice to follow that doctor’s advise or not.
Another: You can’t pay the rent, or buy that next car that you need. Why? Because of the choices you made with your money. You spent it, ran up your credit card limits or drank it away. These were YOUR choices. But you cry and say “woe is me” if you can’t make your next rent payment. Your situation is life is terrible because of your choices.
In all three of these examples, WHO was responsible?
Sure we all have our childish phase. But there comes a point when you have to CHOOSE to grow up. Or not.
So many times I’ve seen where someone will blame everyone around them for the situation they’ve gotten themselves into. The sooner you realize that the choices you make in life determine your present and future happiness, well-being, and other things that effect you and your loved ones, the better.
Often, you can choose to be happy. You can choose to be healthy. It’s a choice, and that choice leads to consequences that are YOUR responsibility.
*I don’t usually post such opinionated things. So thank you for indulging me.
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