one of my units is dealing with about ethics and it does state that ethics is the aspect of doing right or wrong.and so i have realized that and i am sure you do realize this too,that life is basically lived with choices…..well like everything does involve a choice,and totally true there are consequences involved.they might not be negative but sure thing they are consequences.
you decide to attend lectures or just to continue feeling the warmth of the covers….its a choice
you are employed and you want to quit your good job and venture in a new world..its a hard choice
you want to move out from your parents umbrella and start living alone…its a choice
you are in an un faithful relationship and not sure what you want to do but there comes a point where you need to make a choice based on your best interest.
choices follow us wherever we go because everything we choose to do its taken as a choice.somehow i do feel left out of choice though i don’t complain…..get me well here..am not the type to skive classes but i appreciate the effort the university i am in has put in to make us understand why we should not fail to attend classes,exceptional of an emergency.so it is a big offense to miss classes in our university……this is not a choice i might choose but i can’t urgue about it since its done to the best of my interest.
therefore some choices that people in authority may choose i consider them done for the best of the public interest and by this i mean people like our parents….we might tend to see the choices they choose for use to be restricting hmmmm! biting our freedom but years later and am sure you can attest to this…those decisions they made were the best.
point in life where you are forced to make a choice…..and honestly i do consider making choices as one of the greatest paradox of life since we all are doomed to make choices.
a friend of mine did post of facebook that,in life we do have two paths to follow,there is one that is wide and looks so inviting and there is one that is narrow and so thorny.many if asked would consider the wider one that looks so tended to and inviting and leave the narrow and thorny one…its a choice and when it comes to us making choices we always want an easy escape where there won’t be lots of thinking,but i have realized that the journey of a christian who i consider chooses the narrow and thorny one is not an easy one.one is faced with lots of temptations,challenges and many shortbacks….you feel like the world is against you and the choices that one makes in this moments do qualify him/her whether to be a champion.
i read this story from inspirational stories and it really did prove that we all have to make choices and that there are consequences:
Five wise men got lost in the forest.
The first one said:
– I will go left – my intuition tells me that.
The second one said:
– I will go right – there is a reason why right comes from the word rightness.
The third one said:
– I will go back – we came from there, it means I will go out from the forest.
The fourth one said:
– I will go straight – we should move forward, the forest will end and something new will open.
The fifth said:
– You are all wrong. There is a better solution. Wait for me.
He found the tallest tree and climbed into it. While he was climbing everyone else scattered towards their own sides. From above he saw where they should go to leave the forest faster. Now he could even see in what order the other wise men will reach the end of the forest. He climbed higher and saw the shortest way. He understood the problem and found the best solution! He knew that he did everything right. And the others were wrong. They were stubborn and they didn’t listen to him. He was the real Wise Man!
But he was wrong.
Everyone was right. The one who went left, found himself in the thicket. He had to starve and fight with wild animals. But he learned how to survive in the forest; he became a part of the forest and could teach others the same.
The one who went right, met thieves. They took everything from him and made him steal with them. But after some time, he had woken up something in those thieves that they have forgotten – humanity and compassion. The remorse was so strong in some of them, that after his death they also became the wise men.
The one who went back, made a pathway through the forest, which soon became a road for those who wanted to walk in the forest without being afraid of getting lost.
The one who went straight, became a pioneer. He visited the places where no one else was and opened wonderful new possibilities for people, amazing healing plants and magnificent animals.
The one who climbed into the tree, became a specialist of finding short ways. People turned to him when they wanted to find the fastest way to deal with their problems, even if it didn’t lead to any development. This is how the five wise men reached their destiny.
as you make choices let them be based on the best of your interest and to a point to all that concern you.and if it comes to a point that you will feel you have reached your breaking point just remember that there is light at the end of the tunnel.