I think that people tend to forget about or ignore the freedom that they have to make choices for themselves and decide what kind of life they wish to live. People let society tell them what they should be and what they should do, but it shouldn’t be this way. We all have hopes, wishes, and dreams, and we are entitled to achieve them. Think of our very own United States Constitution; freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and hundreds of other freedoms that we as Americans and human beings have. The choices are ours to make, and we as a civilization have to be strong enough to stand up for what we believe in and make the choices that best suit us personally instead of making our choices solely to make others happy.
I can say from experience that I have made plenty of choices based on what I thought other people wanted, and I can honestly say those are the decisions I regret the most. I resent living with regrets based off of choices I made to satisfy other people, I now realize that I have the freedom and right to make choices for myself. I realize that my choices are my own, and I realize that the consequences of my decisions will also be my own, and I will live with those consequences with no regret, and because of this, I will be happy with my choices.
Your choice, your consequence; you choose whether or not you go to school, believe in a religion, make an honest living, and so much more. Your personal choice leads to your personal consequence. For example, you choose not to go to school, you don’t receive an education, you can’t get a decent job or career, and you face money troubles the rest of your life. The choices we make guide our lives and shape us into the person that we choose to be. We control our own lives, no one can make our decisions for us, and the ultimate choice to live our lives lies within ourselves.
The definition of right and wrong differs from person to person; it is up to each person individually to have their own morals and standards and make choices based on those morals and standards. Every person needs to be brave enough to make their own choices and knowing the consequences of those choices, be strong enough to live with those consequences, and be happy with their choices. Don’t let someone else’s wants guide your life, the freedom of choice lies within us all.
In the beginning it seemed like a dead-end job. But at least I had a job. And frankly, it was easy. After two weeks, I knew all I needed to know, and it freed my mind. The job allowed me to dream about what my life could become. The first year I worked there, we got robbed. I lay on the floor; I thought I was going to die. I didn’t think I stood a chance. But everything turned out all right. A lot of people look at life as a series of miserable tasks but after that, I didn’t.