Sunday, January 27, 2008

Making Choices: Turmoil or Tranquility? (1)

"You are the person who has to decide. Whether you'll do it or toss it aside; You are the person who makes up your mind. Whether you'll lead or will linger behind. Whether you'll try for the goal that's afar. Or just be contented to stay where you are." Edgar A. Guest
Everyday we are faced with making choices. It is part of our existence and at times can be downright maddening. There are choices which we make automatically, without even thinking about them, while there are others that need to be given some significant thought before reaching a definite decision. Some of those choices are what we eat, what we wear, where we should go, what products to buy, whether we should or should not change residences, whom we should marry, which career we should follow, whether we should or should not have surgery, what job to take, what home to buy, where to invest our money, which college to go to and the list goes on. Even teen-agers are constantly faced with tough choices to make, such as: whether or not they should experiment with drugs, use alcohol, what friends to hang out with, if they should or should not start smoking, drop out of high school, who to date etc.

Being indecisive or a person of decision is a habit which usually begins when you are young, escalating into becoming permanent following you throughout your educational life as well as into adulthood. Many adults today are in unhappy job positions accepting the wages that they earn because they were indecisive which resulted in their making a wrong choice or lacking the definiteness of purpose.

Indecision is defined as: "vacillating, hesitant, and wavering. Therefore an indecisive person is one who is 1) Not decisive, not bringing about a definite conclusion, solution, etc. 2) Incapable of making decisions.

To be continued: Making Choices: Turmoil or Tranquility? (2)

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