THE IMPORTANCE OF CHOOSING THE RIGHT PATH IN LIFE
Have you ever found yourself at a crossroads and not knowing where to turn or what choices to make? Every day in life we are confronted with choices big or small. From mundane things such as what movies to watch, what clothes to put on or what to eat for breakfast to more serious issues such as choice of marriage mate, where to live, the level of education to pursue or what career path to follow.
For many persons, this could seem overwhelming because they are not used to making personal decisions or often need to consult with others before making certain decisions. If you find yourself in this category, you can at least find comfort in knowing that you have plenty of company.
THE CHALLENGE OF CHOOSING THE RIGHT PATH
It is generally agreed upon by many that humans are endowed with free will, unlike animals that are simply guided by instincts. The implication of this is that we have the responsibility to decide for ourselves what to do at any given point in time. On the contrary, it seems animals are simply pre-programmed to act in certain ways without options. However, having freedom of choice doesn’t in any way absolve us from the consequences of our actions, whether good or bad.
It is noteworthy that not all decisions are a matter of life-and-death. While some everyday decisions are very serious, others may not have profound effects on our lives or wellbeing. Still, some of our choices will have far-reaching effects on our lives and those of others.
When we choose the right path, our life often turns out well, with fewer challenges to confront. On the other hand, choosing a wrong course often leads to regrets, disappointments, and problems in the future.