Decisions. We all have to make them, from choosing what to eat to figuring out the next step to our life. They can be seemingly inconsequential, or may appear to be life changing. Sometimes we have complete control over our own decisions, while other decisions appear to be controlled by others. Some decisions are simple, while others are so difficult that you don’t think you will ever be able to actually decide. The latter decisions are the most frustrating and annoying because they seem to consume your every thought and so much time is spent thinking about them. Even though most decisions are deceptively simple, like choosing between A and B, they can still manage to be complicated. While pondering it, sometimes you wish someone could simply make the decision for you. But, that’s not reality. Individuals must make their own choices for some decisions, no matter how difficult they may be.
It does not help when you contemplate how your choices may impact those around you as well. Sometimes you wonder if your choices are selfish, because they may not benefit others, but may be better for yourself. So, what do you do? Can you even decide what to do? Some decisions are so difficult that even hours of contemplation can give no answers. At certain points, it seems that you are positive of your choice, but your thoughts falter at some point and indecision clouds the choice once more. At least it is possible to make your own choices though. It is not possible for individuals to make choices for other people, even if those choices may affect the individual themselves.
Most people realize that other people are allowed to make their own choices and decisions. However, it may not be as easy to actually accept that people make their own choices, whether other people agree with those choices or not. People are allowed to make their own choices regardless of any advice or opinion given to them by other people. It is difficult to fully accept another person’s decisions, especially if you don’t think they are making the right decision. Though, at some point everyone needs to realize that some people are going to make those bad choices no matter the advice another person may give to them. Sometimes it is better to simply let that person make their own decisions, seeing as they will not heed your advice. Other times a timely intervention with some well-reasoned advice could aid that person a great deal. At this point, it’s up to an individual’s discretion to either provide advice, or allow the other person to simply choose themselves. Regardless of your choice, it is important to remember in the end that it is the other person’s choice. Sometimes it is best not to worry about the decisions other people are making, and to instead focus on your own choices. Either way, decisions, decisions, decisions.