“The world of choice is where all possibilities become a place you can create from. When you choose, you open the door to possibilities. When you choose possibility, you open the door to greater. To more.” – Anonymous
Hello and Welcome,
Before we start this blog, I would like to ask you one simple question. What does freedom of choice mean to you?
To me it’s a power and potency to be, have and generate everything and anything I truly desire. Needless to say, I usually find myself questioning my rather strange life choices.
I am an average modern woman, surrounded by different people and situations. Sometimes I feel as if the world is my oyster, but there are also days when I feel so powerless that it almost makes me cry.
There is, however, one thing about me that I am very proud of. Over the years I have developed an ability to acknowledge that no lawful choice can be seen as right or wrong.
I no longer punish myself for not aligning and agreeing with what others believe in; instead I ask myself what direction would I like my life to take.
When I was a kid, I remember asking people one question-“Why?”. Looking back at it now, I don’t think I was asking for an answer, I simply wanted to be aware on what was happening in the world surrounding me.
It all makes sense now. When you ask questions for the awareness it can give you, you quickly learn that you actually have a choice.
For example I choose to wear fur and eat meat. My choices don’t make everyone happy, but at least I am comfortable with them.
I am that type of person who proudly owns numerous fur coats. And I completely and utterly disagree that because fur is not common where I live, I should go fur-free. What for? For the sake of making animal rights activists happy?
They are most certainly not that worried about freedom of choice in the first place, harassing unlike-minded people on a daily basis.
To be honest, it’s still very common in our society to criticise anything that does not fit in the so-called criteria of normality.
That’s right, most of us classify people by their social status, background, religion or sexuality.
Not that long ago I saw a gay couple walking through a town centre holding hands. Nothing wrong with that you’d say? Not for some. There will always be that “special” one who will feel deeply offended by any situation.
So what, we should now sacrifice love in order to make a third person happy?
Are they making us happy by imposing their social belief on us?
It also upsets me that many people don’t believe they are free to choose and never fight for something that is important to them.
Almost every second person nowadays takes path of least resistance. We pick the avenue that comes easily to us, rather than what we are really interested in.
We join a religion that defines our rules of living, get married, buy a house or settle down. But what we often fail to do is ask ourselves- is it what we really want to do or do we just do it to make people around us happy?
Oh, I’ve certainly done that myself. It was always easier for me to follow the “expected” path and do what everybody though was optimal for me to do, instead of figuring out my own outlook on life.
I’ve learnt the harsh way that true freedom is sticking to the choice you have made, are making and will make no matter what. At least that’s what I am resolved to do.
From now on I will be regularly blogging about various issues. Together we will be discussing controversial life situations and finding strength to speak up to the abusers.
It’s time for us to stand up for our own choices and accept ourselves for who we are!