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Life Goes On......: What Makes Choices And Compromises
What Makes Choices And Compromises
3:25 AM | Author: Enthusiast
If life is full of choices,where is the question of compromises?Even a compromise is a choice.When we eat too much,we make a choice to be over weight.When we drink too much,we make a choice to have a headache the next day.If you drink and drive,you make a choice to risk being killed or killing someone in an accident.When we ill treat people,we make a choice to be ill treated in return.When we don't care bout other people,we make a choice not to be cared for by other people.Choices have consequences.We are free to make our choice but after we have chosen,the choice controls us.We have equal opportunity to be unequal.The choice is ours.Life can be compared to a pottery maker who shapes clay in any form he wants.Similarly,we can mould our lives into any shape we want.Life's is not just party and pleasure;its also pain and despair.Unthinkable things happen.Sometimes everything turns upside down.Bad things happen to good people.Somethings are beyond control,such as physical disability and birth defects.So if the ball bounced that way,sorry.But what do we do from here;cry or take the ball and run?That is the choice we have to make.We choose our attitude even though we cannot always choose our circumstances.The choice is either to act like a victor or victim.Its not our position but our disposition that determines our destiny.It takes both rain and sunshine to create a rainbow'.Our lives are no different.Theres is happiness and sorrow.There is the good and the bad;dark and bright spots.If we can handle adversity,it only strenghtens us.We cannot control all the events that happen in our lives,but we can control how we deal with them.Richard Blechnyden wanted to promote Indian tea at the St.Louis world fair in 1904.It was very hot and no one wanted to sample his tea.Blechnyden saw that all the other iced drinks were doing flourishing business.It dawned on him to make his tea into an iced drink,mix in sugar and sell it.He did and people loved it.That was the introduction of iced tea to the world.When things go wrong, as they will, we can react responsibly or resentfully.Human beings are not like an acorn which has no choice.An acorn cannot decide whether to become a giant tree or to become food for the squirrels.Human beings have choices.If nature gives us a lemon,we have a choice either cry or make lemonade.

Extracted from "You can Win"a book by Shiv Kera.
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On January 27, 2009 at 6:27 AM , manÜ said...

thanks for the generous comment you left in my blog.

this particular entry you have here reminds me of a verse in the Bible that says, "and whatever you do, whether eat or you drink, do it all for the glory of God..."

it's always good to make choices based on the will of God. :-)

see you around.

On January 27, 2009 at 8:02 AM , fate said...

Nice blog

On August 27, 2009 at 2:11 AM , Ekanthapadhikan said...

That's right. Choice in itself is not the end and means of all. It's about how you use it.

Thanks for sharing the thought.