A Man Chooses

Or woman chooses, if you please. This quote is from Bioshock, a game I recommend you play immediately, and where the rest of the game mocks Ayn Rand’s political philosophy, this quote struck me.

The more I look into it the more I find myself attracted to it.

“A man chooses, a slave obeys.”

I think I am attracted to it because for too long I toddled along under the thumb of someone, My parents, my therapist, my peers.

Recently, I followed the orders of others to the edge of my worst fears. I wont say anything except that the experience changed me. I like John Green, am wary of epiphany but the day or two after I left my personal hell, to lean slightly on hyperbole, I felt a marked change grip me.

As I walked to the Local Coffee shop, Honu, I found myself pondering what this change was and I discovered it was marked and simple.

I was the one calling the shots. I no long felt obligated to clear my plans with anyone around me.

It’s a brave new world, and a man must choose.

Hunter S. Thompson Said it best

“A man who procrastinates in his CHOOSING will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance. So if you now number yourself among the disenchanted, then you have no choice but to accept things as they are, or to seriously seek something else. But beware of looking for goals: look for a way of life. Decide how you want to live and then see what you can do to make a living WITHIN that way of life. But you say, “I don’t know where to look; I don’t know what to look for.”

Thanks to Mr. Thomas, and Mr. Ryan. Don’t Forget to be awesome.

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