When you choose to do something, as in ANYTHING, there are consequences (whether good or bad).
As a health-related example : Today it may be a good idea to load that salad with your favorite dressing before having a main course that leads to the grand finale, an ice cream sundae with whipped cream and a cherry on top. Eventually it will take a toll on your internal health (raising cholesterol levels, clogging arteries with plaque, leading to a heart attack or stroke) and external physique.
Decisions, unconscious or conscious, cause a domino effect of events you didn’t see coming at the time the initial chip fell.
Without realizing it, if you have a speedy coupe (or any other type of car), you may be cruising through a 20 mph speed zone in your neighborhood daily at what seems like a safe, comfortable pace. Then, all of a sudden, you get a flood of tickets in the mail for each time you drove through that area over a 3-week period (captured by a newly installed, sneaky camera next to the speed limit sign that you unconsciously ignored). Then, if you choose to disregard the tickets due to “lack of importance,” “unfairness,” and a belief that it’s an extortion attempt by the city, it will catch up to you when you least expect it. The domino pieces will crumble in the manner that you set them up in, so make a beautiful design with them.
I’ve heard the term YOLO, meaning “You Only Live Once,” and this seems to be ammunition for consciously making brainless decisions. Just remember, it’ll get back to you.
Rossette Turney says
Well said. Yes, as we age we learn. Every decision we make have an affect on us. The good thing is that we will learn n move fwd, look back and laugh at it like wtf…
Exactly. With the karma of bad decisions, should come growth. Karma of the good choices are positive reinforcement and leads us in a positive direction also.
Thanks for commenting Rosie 🙂
Nicole Cherise says
I so agree!!! Lovely blog Hun!!! I will add you to my reading list!
Thanks, Nikki.. I will subscribe to yours also, I love your posts!
Trixy Aracena says
I totally agree Laura. And bc YOLO we should try to eat well to feel well & live life to the fullest.
Hey Trixy! Yes, YOLO should be the reason to make good choices rather than bad ones. & I can’t wait to make decisions based on YOLO when we hang out soon 😉
Francisco Landinas says
Could not agree more. Great article. As they say, “Let’s see where the chips fall.”