Every day in life we meet obstacles, which can be dealt with in many different ways, each time we meet one of these obstacles we make a choice. Sometimes we have to think for a long, long time before we decide and sometimes it feels like we don’t think at all. But no matter what choice has been made the consequence is soon to come. Everything we do starts with the decision to do it and ends with the consequence of what’s done.
When we make major decisions we usually look at the aspect of both consequences. A large decision is for example switching schools. Every person my age has to do it now. We are all looking at different schools and trying to find out which one is suitable for us. This is a hard decision because there are so many options and it has such a big impact on the rest of our lives. The more the alternatives, the more difficult the choice. The difficulty of choosing the right school comes from fear. We are afraid of the consequences that may come from choosing the wrong school. We are striving to do the right thing. I think doing the right thing is human instinct, which is one of the reasons we have so much trouble making large decisions. It’s a good thing that we think through our actions though, because if we didn’t we would get too many bad consequences. Sometimes I feel like not making the decision at all would be the best for me. I procrastinate because I am scared to do something wrong. But I know that I will have to decide in the end, no matter what. The strongest principle in human growth lies in choice- George Eliot said that. It means that to grow mentally you have to make decisions, which I think is true.