Although experiencing the consequences of any choice is probably one of the hardest things we will ever do, it is an effective way of shaping a person’s behaviour and character.
Because we come to learn about ourselves through self-discipline, it’s the self-discipline that allows us to think things through to the point of making better choices on some of those decisions. It stands to reason that when we choose and make decisions, in doing so, we acquire skills that shape our lives positively, as long as we continue to practice those skills.
The lessons we fail to learn through making bad choices, will always have their consequences. Most of us will go on to learn our lessons, others will continue to fail to learn and will make the wrong choices and may still continue to wonder why. Either way, whether were the adult or the child, it’s important we try to learn and take responsibility for our choices and subsequent consequences.
Sometimes though, making not so good choices paves the way for us to become responsible adults, through our understanding of how and where we could have made better choices. We learn more from our mistakes, more than we do from being told what to do. For every choice, there is a consequence, which will need working through.
Life is always a learning curve, but with a little thought, understanding and renewed optimism, we should continue to learn how to navigate our lives better and therefore make better choices.