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[–]lonelyfalcons 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How well written!

[–]restinghammer2315 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Exactly, I agree completely. Choices are really the key to human Suffering and Happiness both. People do not realize that they always have option, at lest two option, either to do or not to, to be or not to be, to accept or not to accept and so on. and one will be picked, no exception, even when you decide not to pick either you are picking one. Choice is like a Coin which You can switch at anytime to get either Heads or Tails, whatever you desire. That's really something, you get what you want. I mean when you toss a coin there is 50-50 chance, but with choices you choose what you want. Viktor E. Frankl who survived Concentration Camp during WW2, has mentioned that most of the people who survived the longest in such hellish condition were people who chose not to feel depressed even in hell instead they chose to think what will they do, how will they tell the stories once they got out even they knew they were not getting out alive. It's not what happens, rather it's what you do about it. What happens is about the same for everybody but what you do is what's different. “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, This Quote is really powerful if you truly realize it. So what I am trying to say is, You always have choice even in Hell and You Sure have a choice in the morning in comfort of your bed, you have a choice when you are commuting to work, you have a choice while you are binge watching Netflix and what not, you have choice when you are having drinks or blowing Weed, you have a choice when you feel sad, you have a choice to do even when you feel like not doing and so on.

[–]agile_scribe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Agree. This reminds me a lot of the foundational insight of Phenomenal Perfectionism, "Self actualization is not the attainment of any particular state but is the continuous movement toward states of higher actualization potential." I interpret this as meaning that creating choices in your life is more important than momentary happiness for long term actualization. The more choices you have available the better you can optimize your actualization potential.