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.”