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Is It Really Your Choice?

By Randy Gage in Critical Thinking, Success, Prosperity.

Last post, we looked at the moments in life when you face choices.  And I encouraged you to make the bold choice.  But the other essential variable is to make sure it is your choice.

People make an astonishing number of choices without being aware they’re making them, because of subconscious programming they’re infected with.

We all have people we love, people we’d like to make happy.  But that’s a bad premise, because you can’t “make” anyone happy.  Happiness is a personal choice.  If their happiness Is dependent on you choosing to be a doctor or a lawyer, that’s crazy.  And if you decide to become a doctor or lawyer, to try and keep them happy, then you are acting bat shit crazy.

Here’s the deal, kids…

Their happiness needs to come from what they choose for themselves.  And your happiness needs to come from what you choose for yourself.

Maybe your father, grandfather, and great grandfather were all dentists, so they want you to be.  But if you’d rather be a marine biologist, go frolic with the fishies in the deep blue sea.

Your mother may want you to become the elite athlete she never had the opportunity to attempt.  But if you’d rather be a history professor, live your truth.

Maybe four generations of your family has graduated from Oxford University.  But if you really want to study theater, I hope you go for it.

Making choices to placate others usually leads to a life of regret or misery.  On the big choices, I hope you choose the bold options; the ones you really want.


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5 thoughts on “Is It Really Your Choice?

  1. maryellen514 says:

    I do believe that the choices we make are ours to own. Happiness, however, is something that eludes most of us, not because it is a choice, or because it doesn’t exist as an option, but because we look for it in all the wrong places. What is happiness to one, may not be happiness to another, so we lead this endless loop of trying to find it, yet never really experiencing it. I see so many people outwardly making a huge effort to be happy, but happiness or what I prefer to define it as “joy”, is not there. We fool ourselves into thinking we are happy for others. WHY? Let’s get raw and honest, at least with ourselves. Most every one can see true authenticity. It’s rare, that’s why we notice it when we see it. Until you stop trying to be the someone you think every one else wants you to be, you will never find joy. Joy is a fruit of the spirit. It is given, not manufactured. We all have a void deep inside us that only God can fill and we can fool ourselves our entire lives trying to think we can manufacture it, but at the end of the day we were created to be a vessel for God to fill, and God is the only one who can fill it.

    1. Paul Erickson says:

      This is not the place to post Jesus freak shit.

      1. Randy Gage says:

        Paul, I appreciate your participation here and love to see robust discussion. Let’s please keep the debate on the ideas, and not on the people making the points. – RG

  2. parisangelA says:

    This is a great post. It was one of the first things I learned as I grew up. That I had a choice. That there was always a choice. Not only about careers but about anything and everything. And I could choose what I wanted. If you choose things to please others not only will you be miserable but you won’t grow into the person you are meant to be. I disagree with Mary re happiness. I think we can choose to be happy. And if you’re doing what you love then you are happy. Love and peace Randy ❤️

    1. Paul Erickson says:

      You are correct. Mary’s requirement for happiness is completely contrary to what Randy is trying to dispel here. She needs something other than herself, in this case, a supernatural being with male genitalia, to make her happy. Randy is trying to convey to people that they do not need extraneous factors come happy. They need to make the choice to become happy. Some people will never get it that is why you have so many supporters of Trump.


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