Here we are in the midst of the waves of technology growth, and my confusion at how to move forward is baffling. In a time where we are offered so many choices about the most simple of simple tasks, and the blocks to execute the simplest choices have become a sad fact. I can make decisions that come to fruition about which button to push, but when I make responsible choices, like when I need a vacation for my mental health, when it's time to move forward because it's just not working or when I need to search for balance in this busy world that we all live in; it sometimes feels like a land mine. In New York, we catch trains, planes, fight taxi drivers and run for buses, while holding on to smart phones in mid text to whomever for the smallest of reasons.
Our world is so sophisticated that the crime that might have bypassed someone twenty years ago, may surface and finally bite via cyberspace. The choices we make are more sophisticated and the responsibility has really grown because we now have this enormous thing called Social Media, where not only your friend knows the good news, but you can even tell some random person in Asia, Africa and so on and so on. My gripe is that in this sophisticated world that we live in, I'm still challenged by some for my need to make choices. People are forced into choice all day, what to share, what not to share and freedom is attached to choice because after all, isn't that what it's suppose to be about anyway, the freedom to choose?
I believe in the power to choose, and I'm guilty of making wrong choices just like anyone who is living. What I find myself examining is the need for others to take that choice away from others, whether it's rape or the abuse of children and animals. But I also believe in the right to make decisions for one's own life. I, personally have been in environments where I listened to the planning of paying off huge student loans, which was a great choice to me, yet I haven't been able to execute a toddler plan to pay off my debt. In our advanced society, where competition is inevitable, I'm still realistic about the world we live in, and I learn more as I attempt to make choices.
What happened to my freedom to choose? At the end of the day, for me, there is a need to adapt to a situation, no matter how humble. Still, safe choices need to be made. I admire successful people because they're driven, simply put, they made choices. I suffer from an illness, and once that reprieve comes, I have to make choices. For me, it's about living and I do that by choices. Hard choices. I don't judge the person who chooses to reach the moon, no more than a person who just doesn't want to be bothered, for whatever reason. The cost of living is high, but I'll pay it, but what if my choice to earn what I need is affected? Now I'm on the other side, even though, I believe, it may not be what I earned. I humbly look for another choice, and there are brick walls. I'm just saying, I don't take choice for granted. I understand the frustration that comes with being limited, while still holding on to a bit of integrity. Choices are delicate and they will be made.
I'm just saying, can I at least participate?
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