You Know. You Choose. It’s Your Life. – Day 21

The Prompt:

You Know by Jen Louden

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

We live in a society of advice columns, experts and make-over shows. Without even knowing it, you can begin to believe someone knows better than you how to live your life. Someone might know a particular something better – like how to bake a three-layer molten coconut chocolate cake or how to build a website – but nobody else on the planet knows how to live your life better than you. (Although one or two people may think they do.) For today, trying asking yourself often, especially before you make a choice, “What do I know about this?”

(Author: Jen Louden)

 

Most of the time, I didn’t know everything there is to know about what I chose. I’m someone who’d rather go with the guts when it comes to big choices. I found it paralyzing when I had to know everything before taking an action, I could end up not doing it at all. Ignorance is truly bliss sometimes.

I’m a stubborn child. When there’s someone telling me what to do, I wouldn’t want to do it. I know what I want and I would hardly settle for anything else. (Except my mom and my husband knows exactly how to persuade me into doing things.)

Do I have my doubts? Yes, there are times when I hope I could google my life so I could see what would be the best choice, but then again, what’s the fun in actually doing that? The greatest blessing in our life is choice. There are mostly neither right nor wrong. We just have to go with one, and learn as we go along. Don’t worry about making mistakes, as life without mistakes is boring!

I agree, nobody else knows how to live our life better than ourselves. Most importantly, because it’s OUR life, not theirs, and WE get to live it, not them.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Amle June 20, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Oh yes, making choices is something we do all the time and no matter if they’re big or small ones it’s difficult to always know everything we feel we need, to make the best decision. If we mess up, we try again, if we can’t try again we accept and move forward with a lesson learned.
    Go where your heart leads you!

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    1. astrid June 23, 2011 at 12:09 pm

      Yes! \o/

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