March 11, 2013

We Are Only As Good As Our Actions

{Photos by Alyssa; Both bracelets from Persona, fully customized with trinklets and bracelet size}

We wake up every day and are confronted with hundreds of decisions to make. There are no right or wrong decisions, just consequences. You can do the convenient thing, or you can do what takes more effort but ultimately gives you more gain.

No one says you have to go to university, get a career job, buy a house, a car, get married, have kids. Your parents might say that you should do these things, but you don't have to. No one is putting a gun to your head.

You could skip university, get a job that barely supports you and have no retirement plan. You could just look pretty and find a man who will take care of your financial needs. You could quit your job, do cocaine and rely on the welfare system. You can never take on anymore responsibility than you have to, only do what you like and quit when fun becomes work.

Ultimately it is your decision. But know that we are fortunate to live where the government subsidizes education, as well provides healthcare and all sorts of welfare. We are fortunate to live in a country without wars, minimum corruption, where our social hierarchy does not determine our fate, and that hard work leads to reward.

Therefore every action you take defines who you are. And you are responsible for who you are and what you do.

So count your blessings, and make the best of it.