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The problem with being human is that we don’t always know what we want or where we want to be, if we do then choices are easy, even though the right choice is not always the easy one, we instinctively know it is right. It’s making the wrong choice that worries us, the consequences of choice can be with us forever so making the wrong one seems doomed to end in disaster, but taking that wrong road isn’t always a catastrophe. Wrong turns can lead to adventure and unthought-of new experiences. You may not end up where you planned but it can still be a good place, and having made a choice means you have written your own story and hopefully will continue to write it until you come to a happy ending.

We do not choose to be born…We do not, most of us, choose to die, nor do we choose the time or conditions of our death.

But within all this realm of choicelessness we do choose how we shall live; courageously or in cowardice, honourably or dishonourably, with purpose or adrift.

We decide what is important and what is trivial in life.

We decide what makes us significant is what we do or what we refuse to do…

We decide. We choose.

And… so our lives are formed.

Joseph Epstein

Title quote by Jean Paul Satre



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