Monday, August 28, 2006

Put Another Song In

Choices, we spend everyday, all day, making them. However big or little these decisions may be we are always making choices. We choose to get up in the morning, we choose to go class, we choose to listen, we choose to answer questions.

We decide to say something, we decide to stand up for ourselves, we decide to stand up for others and we decide to sit back and watch everything blow by us.

The thing is, these 'little' choices, these 'tiny' decisions mean everything to our lives. One little decision can send our lives down completely different paths. For better or worse.

Of course not everything is under our control. But the passive attitude that we so often assume by telling ourselves that it wasn't under our control can be devastating to the path we want to be following.

Sitting and watching everything go by seems to be the norm. It's just assumed that if something goes one way that that is the way it's supposed to go. We can't do anything about it.

I'm incredibly guilty of this very thing in so many different ways. I can't even tell you how many times I've just let things happen. So many times I've made the passive choice. Was it because it was easier? Probably.

That's no way of doing things though. Passiveness is just another word for laziness and it stops here.

Song: Hootie & The Blowfish - Only Lonely

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