Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Choices Choices Choices

Choices.

Love or hate them, good or bad, you've made them. I made the choice to make this blog, I made the choice to make this post, and you chose to read it. I chose to read your blog posts just as you chose to make them. We make many choices a day, even if we don't realise it. Don't get up to much in your day? That's a choice right there. Or you choose to get something done. Me, I seem to choose to not do much really.

We do make a lot of choices and it's actually usually the little ones that add up to making a big change in our lives. How different would things be if I didn't choose to make a blog? Hard to say, it's not really been long enough. But I do know that I might have been forced to go back on welfare, and I wouldn't be very happy. I'm not mentally fit for that, and I'm not unfit enough to not need to work. I'm a delicate balance inbetween.

Like I said it is mostly the little choices that make a big difference. If you chose to leave your house a minute after you were going to, you might end up being late, getting in trouble, having a go at your boss, getting fired, and then who knows. Yes, I'm being cynical there, but it's just who I am, choices can end well too. Maybe you hated your job, you hated your boss, and you end up in one even better. All of it can be traced back to just going out a few minutes too late.

All the big things that have happened in your life can probably be traced back through a series of seemingly small choices that make big things happen. A few years ago I chose to join Facebook in an effort to appease my girlfriend, 2 years later I'm not with her anymore, but I am talking to my best friend on Facebook. If I hadn't chose to make an account, I probably might never have met Jesse again, and I don't really want to think about what my life would have been like then. I can't really remember those two years, and it's really for the best. I just know I played Warcraft so much people thought I didn't sleep because I was on when they went to bed, and on when they woke up. My old girlfriend in the first place started with a tiny choice. She was on the college bus with me, and she told someone her MSN address, I heard what she said, and asked her if I could add her too. It was a spur of the moment, I barely knew her, and I expected her to say no because of it. She chose to say yes, and everything changed for the both of us really.

I could talk more about some of the choices I've made in my time (Just did a little there), and I might do some other time, but for now, just think about some of the small choices you've made, and what came from it. Hopefully you'll make the choice to keep reading, and stay classy.

Oh, if you did ask a question yesterday, be sure to check back for the answer if you haven't already.

33 comments:

  1. since when you have become so damn philosophical? lol

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  2. @Linux and Life Well most of it came from those two years when I was seriously freakin lonely. I came up with a lot of things to cope, but then afterwards they still made sense. I also tend to just think things randomly to. It really is that simple. Something just pops into my head. Though sometimes I am influenced by outside sources such as TV shows and vidya. They aren't that evil.

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  3. Minor details rule our life. This is the way life works.

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  4. @Talerfuchs Indeed they do, but people often forget to look at the littler things, and focus instead on the grander picture. Or what they assume to be the grander picture.

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  5. hahahaha! choices choices choices! I so love this post! this is so true. Me, personally, do not tend to regret whatever choices I made then. I try not to regret things nor blame others of choices.

    Now, it's my choice to be preoccupied with my blog and I know my friends are starting to get really pissed of me as I always declined their invitations because I blog too much. hahaha!

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  6. @Mai Yang Well I like your blog so I don't really mind you taking time out of reading my blog to make yours :) Good job though for not regretting the choices you've made :)

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  7. I hear ya man, I believe that big choices are nothing more than results of little ones that came before.

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  8. I liked this post. Especially the 'stay classy' bit :) But it is ultimately optimistic.

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  9. If I strung together the tiny, tiny choices that led up to me meeting my wife, I'm sure I'd have a novel. It's amazing to think of the tiny things that set us on our path through life.

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  10. Choices! I chose to get up this morning. I hopê it was the right one.

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  11. We have to face so many "important" choices so early on in our lives. What do we want to study? Do we even want to study? Should we go live on our own, or stay home for a bit longer?
    Bluh.

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  12. i'm a little bit confused... do we make choices or are all these choices part of serendipity?

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  13. @FangChoices are one of the things that make life worth living and worth ending all at the same time lol.

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  14. @Indistinctive Writer I would say choices can cause serendipity. But we may also make a choice because of it.

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  15. I hear you on the little ones adding up.

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  16. I like to pretend like I don't ever have any choices, and that all of my actions are guided by either Eris Discordia or Glycon or some other deity that I play with daily. :)

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  17. I regret so many choices :\

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  18. "Around my waist
    are the stones
    I have tied
    The weight
    of choices made"

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  19. We make a lot of choices everyday. It's strange how some of them come back to bite us, or help us.

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  20. man, now im confused.

    but at least i now know that you shouldnt make important choices while high on pot

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  21. @Ingönyama It depends on the choice, and the kind of weed, surely?

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  22. I chose to comment on your post.

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  23. You may delete this comment, just want to let you know I'm still here ;)

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  24. @NeonThe only comments I delete are ones that are utter spam that may get me in some kind of trouble. I don't think anyone considers you still being here spam :P

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  25. I once chose to have a fight with bottle rockets. Due to that, I now have an extra line for the women.

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  26. It's good to make a choice but to have a B plan in reserve.

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  27. It's kind of scary. I know that had I decided to take the advanced chemistry class I would have had even less contact with my current girlfriend.

    Meaning I probably wouldn't have approached her at that party.

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  28. Ha, you made the choice to publish it anyway :P

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  29. @NeonAnd I published this one, and and replying to it lol.

    Choosing to publish and reply to comments or not sadly doesn't fill my day with that many more choices. But they would be considered tiny ones that will snowball into bigger changes.

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  30. I choose to come back here and re comment on your post.

    Having read many of your posts since first reading this one. This one still sticks in my head as the best written and to the point post you've ever done.

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  31. @Bersecules Awwwww that's one of the best comments someone has left me. I can never pick "bests" so it could be the best!

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