We have a free choice

Philippines
February 17, 2013 11:02am CST
Most people nowadays tend to be very attached and greatly influenced by their surroundings and people around them resulting to a self that is more of the others that your true self. Most of us get to be depressed with the situations we are in. But I do know that we have the freedom to choose. What we become is a product of our decision. What do you think?
10 responses
@violann (437)
• United States
17 Feb 13
I think you're right. We do become a product of our decisions whether good or bad. And if we make a bad decision we need to learn from our mistake and not do it again. There are too many people out there who rely on what others think and do that they forget to think and do for themselves because they are too busy trying to please or be like someone else.
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@violann (437)
• United States
17 Feb 13
Be true to yourself.
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• Philippines
18 Feb 13
Indeed however there are those people who become products of their society because they tend to make decisions by considering the norms and traditions.
• Poland
17 Feb 13
Sometimes it's wise to do what others do. Especially when you are confused or don't know what to do. You don't have to be unique in every possible way. I sometimes let other people guide me just to see if I'll like what their showed me. The important thing is to always stand up for yourself when you are sure who you want to be and where do you want to go but if you haven't decided yet about some things, try to analize other people's choices. There must be a reason why so many people decided on that particular thing.
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• Philippines
18 Feb 13
We also need other people to guide us in our life. But you should also consider and ask yourself why are you following such people. If you are just following him for the sake of being "in", then I think somethings wrong with that.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
18 Feb 13
yeah, i agree with you. but i must say also that, even you are entitled to choose a decision to have, sometimes choosing the wrong option is your way how to learn in life. i mean, when you commit mistakes and failed with what you do or chose, you can use this to straighten things in the future relatively. well, doing a mistake once and learning is a blessing but doing a mistake all over again is really a wrong choice of the option you are having :)
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@Angelpink (4022)
• Philippines
18 Feb 13
Hi friend ! Correct , what we are is the product of the decision we made ! That is the beauty of life , we are always given a choice . No one can decide for us but it would always be us who takes the final say with our life . God give us freewill to decide things . We are given full freedom to exercise our rights , to decide for life and enjoy life . Whatever we become and where ever we are is the choices that we made. Good and bad , no regrets , no mistakes but a lesson learnt only.
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• India
18 Feb 13
Yes i do agree with it. You might be a different person but the peoplr you are surrounded by will surely make some changes in you. Your group or friend circles are those you be in touch with and its quite natural that we strat liking things which are good in them and so the changes will come. You cant be the same person as you are now when others are aound you for a long time
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@Mavic123456 (14483)
• Thailand
18 Feb 13
yes, dont forget that there are other factors that may result to this also such as circumstances yes what happen to us are products of our decision and desires.
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@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
18 Feb 13
Very true, kenshin2143! The things that we decide to do, or the paces we decide to go or the people that we decide to be with is our choice. Even if there are others who might be suggesting other things to us, still the one that we will follow is what we think is best for us.
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
18 Feb 13
that could be the case but if people really respect you then they will respect your right to choose what you want to do. people still shouldn't forget that it works both ways.
• Philippines
18 Feb 13
Our choices determine our destiny. It defines us and who we'll become. It's okay to consider the opinion of others, but listen to the opinions of people whom you really trust and you know are capable of making sound decisions. Always remember that the final decision is yours, whether you listen to them or not, that is your decision. You can't blame others if you follow them and end up regretting everything. As you said, we have the freedom to choose. Gone are the days that we are gagged and left with no choice but follow the oppressors. So take this chance now that we are able to do whatever we want to do but always take heed the wise opinions of others. It's always OK to know what other people think too. That way you can weigh better the situation.
@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
18 Feb 13
It is like when people who got in trouble as a result of something that they did will just say that things happen for a reason. I think not, things happen because we allow them to. Nobody put us under duress when we made that choice and either we become true to ourselves and man up and admit it is our fault and not by chance, the sooner we can dig ourselves out of the pit that we fell into. As long as we keep on denying that we dont have a hand in what happened to us, it will be longer before we can finally move on.