“life is about choices. Some we regret, some we’re proud of. Some will haunt us forever. The message: we are who we chose to be.” – Graham Brown
I agree with Graham Brown about the quote, because this is a universal truth that “We are who we chose to be”. Our decisions and choices which we made shape our future.
These choices we make are similar to the input we enter in a computer program. Where every different input gives you a different result or shapes a new result as you keep giving an input. Similarly, a choice or decision is like an input you are entering in the program of life. Every choice you make shapes a different future for you.
Maybe one day, while you and your friend were talking, he asks you wether you had ever gone abroad. Now your mind decides wether to tell him the truth and admit you have never visited any other country, or you make a world full of lies and refuse to admit to him that you never went abroad as you know your friend has.
If you lie and make up stories of how awesome the “country you visited” was, he will believe it if you are good at lying but eventually when he finds out you don’t even have a passport, he will label you as a “dishonest friend”. And as always, people who are dishonest don’t have much friends.
But if you want to be Gandhi and tell him the truth, if he is a good person, he will change the topic and you can go on with life as good friends which may help you in the future. If he is not the good one, worst case scenario is that he will make fun of you, and you learn two things – first you should start travelling and you should get a new friend.
Now if you remember I mentioned that if you don’t lie to your friend and you dodge a bullet of losing him/her, it may even help you in the future. Now imagine, you and him turn out to be good friends, and you finally decide to travel abroad and luckily you both turn to be roomates. You are now roomies and unfortunatly you get into an accident and your family is 10000 miles away so what do you do? Answer is nothing. You don’t have to do anything excpet send a text to your friend and he will drop anything to help you to hospital. If you think about what you did 9 years ago by telling him the truth about your travelling status lead to him saving your life today. That’s why I just proved to you that there is no limit to what a simple choice can do.
People elder to you keep telling you to think before you do something, as they have experience which lead them where they are wether good or bad. This is the most important advice anyone could give you, and if followed life just turns to be twice as simpler and better eventually leading to you being happier.
Here are some quotes based on choices :
- “life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.”
- “You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequences of that choice.”
- “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”
- “life is the sum of all your choices.”