- December 23, 2009
- Posted by: Fola Daniel Adelesi
- Category: Uncategorized
Do you have a choice when you live in a country where things don’t work the way they should? Do you have a choice when you live in a country where mediocrity is applauded? Do you have a choice when you live in a country where merit is discarded and familiarity with the person who should ensure merit is more important? Do you have a choice when you live in a country where you live with the promises of the leaders rather than their visions and actions?
I may not be able to deicide for you but I think I have a choice just as you do. I have seen a number of people who say they do not have a choice but at the end of a review of the situation you find out that the person really had a choice but went for the choice that was made unconsciously. When we find ourselves in some situations and we think we do not have a choice what we often run away from is the consequence of the choice that we could have made.
Don’t ever assume you do not have a choice in any situation because you will be faced with situations that are meant to puncture your ego and bring you down to the lowest part of your emotion. When you admit that you do not have a choice then you are defeating yourself before the situation defeats you. You need to stand tall and look at what can be done in any situation rather than looking at how many things have gone wrong! I remember going for an audition and something was not done properly. Just then another person who was there for the audition said, ‘you don’t have a choice.’ ‘I have a choice,’ I retorted. Many of us never make a head way because we think we do not have a choice. We think when someone does not give us a chance to do something we do not have a choice. When the people who are dealing with you already know that you think you do not have a choice then they are given the chance to continually oppress you.
The reason some people will always be defeated is because they think they do not have a choice. The reason some people will always be oppressed is because they think they do not have a choice. The reason some people will never improve their standard of living is because they think they do not have a choice. The reason some people will groan for the rest of their lives is because they think they do not have a choice.
When you start thinking that nobody has the capacity to limit your choice then you have more freedom. Don’t ever think you do not have a choice in your place of work even when you are being mistreated. You have a choice to hold on to your integrity and walk away. You have a choice to endure for a while, though many people do not want to, and eventually hold your head high that your success is not limited to someone’s choices.
We have a choice in any nation that we live in if things do not work the way we expect. We have a choice to make changes in our own little way. We have a choice to put up the right attitude until every other person has the right attitude. We definitely have a choice if only we are willing to take the responsibilities that come with choice.