You Have A Choice, I Have A Choice

Recently, I was reading the book “Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand” on my Kindle App on my phone, and realized one thing. We all have a choice. The pet saying of a mentor of mine was: “You have a choice.” I loved the way “The Matrix” movies portrayed the choice so simply though: The red pill is a pill of determining a future for yourself of your own free will free of the influences of others, while the blue pill was “normal life without any real choices”. Sure it is much more complicated and complex than just pills and “rabbit holes in Wonderland”, but the point is there always, we all have a choice to conform or not conform. I understand. I know, though, that choice is even more basic than the pills, rabbit holes and other things seemingly, but still what makes it even more complicated is that “fork in the road” simplicity and primacy that says, “you need to make a choice, I need to make a choice.”

When I think of what reality comes down to: I think everything is a volitional choice full of path, there is not any real right or wrong in it in a way, just a choice that is volitional reality.

When I think of paths and choices, that is what I think of, sure there are absolutes and gray areas, rights and wrongs, but also, everybody has a definite way to swim that is theirs, no matter how you put it. For, existence is a given, but the way we live life is always a choice.Sure, there is right, wrong and maybe, but there is always the constant of the choice and choices are never better or worse, just differently worked out.

Recently, I thought of how life would be without genuine gray areas and just absolutes, and I thought of it deeply to the best of my understanding. Life without choices would be stagnant, and considering realistic human nature, a certain amount of alienation to reality would set in also. So, I will say that a life without courage is a life without making a genuine choice. The life where one says and means “Who am I to know?” or “Who am I to genuinely decide for myself?” is a sad one. Happiness is genuinely blazing your own trail and accepting your consequences genuinely.What more can I say here, except end with an old saying from time immemorial from religion: “God gave us free will” or this one “Existence beckons us all to make a choice.”

Your Move, Your Choice (It Always Is)

Keeping it simple: It always is your move and your choice to take proper action in life and existence. Sure, I could be less blunt and more “esoteric” about it, indeed, considering the reality that life hands us under existence, I cannot put it any other way. I remember the words of my Dad about wishes, and to paraphrase him politely: Wish in one hand, have “stuff” in the other. You either go for your goals or you do not.

Getting what you want then, means just that, getting what you want. Ultimately the fulfilled wish goes to the most persistent, realistic and smart working individual really. Sure, preparation meeting opportunity or luck has something to do with things sometimes, but most of the time it is persistence, abject realism and smart work that gets things done, especially creative persistence or trying different things instead of the definition of insanity or trying the same thing in the same way expecting it to work differently. The right key in the wrong hole will not work, and the wrong key in the “right” hole will not work, but he right key in the right hole always works. Get the picture I am painting here?

Problems can be blessings in disguise, only if approached correctly. For every problem there is a solution and if you come up with a beneficial solution to a big problem, then you can benefit and profit from that solution and if you solve a giant, world shaking problem, then you can be called an inventor or an innovative mind. Forward thinking on failure, instead of thinking that “failure is permanent” is the best way to perceive and deal with failure, indeed, to be successful is to ultimately solve failure why, where and how it happens in the most permanent, honest and real sense. After all, without problems and temporary failure, there cannot be any solutions.

Realistically, in this game of existence, we have a choice, to get creative or die without creativity. If we want life to work, we cannot quit badly, we must get good, persist well, and persist creatively. In thought, the person who says there is not a solution is wrong, the person who knows that within every problem is a solution if the problem exists is right as everything is ultimately knowable that does exist in existence. Need I say, there is nothing new under the sun?