Choice: Is it an illusion?
I have long been thinking: what is choice? No answer ever satisfies me because even it has two sides, like every coin. I can write here that choice is just unreal and also write that your life is what you choose it to be. Though a strong proponent of later, I have seen examples of the former and it always makes me reconsider my point of view.If I recollect, keeping my hand on chin and using the forefinger to scratch it, I will say I have always done what I wanted to do, what I choose to do. There are certain decisions guided more by need but it can’t happen to you unless you choose to make a decision, choose to go by need. If you risk messing your career, want to live your dream, resign from the job, take up book to read, wake up late hours and miss the beautiful sunrise, neglect the opportunity to go on a long cruise – it is all in your hands. Circumstances might not favor you, but you got a make a decision. You got to make a choice: do it or loose it.
On the other hand certain things might just happen: Can you choose to fall in love? I think yes, I also think no. O’ boy, confused, am I?
Certain people might claim that our society takes a major part in decisions we take. This is very true, you always make decision with society in the back of your mind; you don’t want to be ostracized afterall. However when society forces you to give up because it does not conform to the rules it has defined, choice becomes an illusion, force a reality. Does every person have the luxury of choice? Yes, giving up to force is also a choice. Acceptance to servitude is also a choice.
I think, choice is reality. We are really what we choose to be. That’s what my life has been.