Life Is What We Make Of It


What is life? They say it’s from B to D. From Birth to Death, but what’s between B and D?

It’s a ‘C’ So what is a ‘C’? It is a Choice.

Our Life is a matter of choices, Live well and it will never go wrong.

The answer above is spot on. From the moment we are born until we take our last breadth, our life is a continuous succession of choices. During our early years, we depend on our parents or guardians to make these choices for us. After puberty, we start to assert ourselves and demand to take some of our own decisions. Eventually, as we move into adulthood, we take over this task completely, with all the responsibility that this brings with it.

Life is not a straightforward game and often it can get difficult and pretty complicated. Whereas certain choices are a matter of preference or taste, certain decisions have a longer lasting effect on both individual, as well as those around him.

We cannot always get what we want. The Dalai Lama once said: “Sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” If you think about it, this makes a lot of sense. There are times when we take a decision which does not lead to the desired outcome, but to something even better or possibly to something completely unexpected. But that is life, the important thing is to take time to ponder so as to take a carefully considered decision and to have no regrets.

Nor is life a popularity contest. It is important to take a decision based on your needs and values, rather than on what makes you look good in front of others.  We have to learn to choose correctly and prioritise properly, even if it means that certain tough measures have to be taken.

Ultimately, when making any choice, we are (un)consciously giving preference to what is most important to us.  This begs the question:  Is what is important to us really important? And here we all should take a long look at ourselves and find our own answers.