Re: Choice

I’m writing this at work, and everytime the phone rings I have to stop and try to remember what my original intent was.  I totally forgot what my point originally was until I pressed publish of course.  I thought about editing it, but I was like nah, I like how it ended and didn’t want to make it too long.  I’m trying to make my blogs shorter.  After all…they ARE blogs and not essays LOL.  Anyway, here’s what I was originally thinking….

Although we have the right to choose in America, we do not practice that right.  We like to select what we choose, and LOVE to thwart our choices on everyone else.  We want to choose whether the baby is born or if he dies, and whatever we choose we want everyone else to do the same.  For a lot of people, If you’re a certain race, and you vote for a candidate, listen to certain music, dresses a certain way, talks a certain way, etc. then you think that everyone that looks like you should do the same.  Although some would say this is inherent, this is choice and not genetics!  It’s so easy to CHOOSE to become what you see around you.  So, with the same ease and fervor, my question is how come we don’t CHOOSE to do/get involved in things that will change us and/or the world for the better?  We want to choose everything else, so why not that?  I have a story.  My business mentor was talking to a man who was on welfare about our business opportunity.  The man looked at the information, thought it looked great, and said, “…and I’d get involved, but that will mess up my welfare check.”  WHAT?!  If everything makes sense, and this is something that can create enough money for you to be OFF of welfare, then why CHOOSE to reject it?  I think we only want to choose when it’s convenient because, heck, some choices you can make might yield some results that will require some work or even rejection, and God forbid you’d ever have to experience that!  LOL, WHATEVER!!  I we as a people–American people–are just lazy and too sensitive.  Plain and simple.  [sigh] That’s why I’m so glad I have people to hang around who are not afraid to “get dirty,” have touch skin, and have the same positive mental attitude that I have.  Otherwise I’d be miserable…or would be forced to create a movement 🙂


2 thoughts on “Re: Choice

  1. ACW says:

    I think this goes along with my previous response. Folks are just terrified of change. Your last post reminded me of a quote, and I lost it in my mini-rant thought processes, but I am reminded of it again:

    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light , not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

    Actually, who are you not to be?

    You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

    We were born to make and manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

    – Marianne Williamson

    I think sometimes the only thing we can do is lead by example…

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