Do we really have choices? I am not sure we do. Duty often comes in the way of choice would you agree? Common sense will also rear its head in the matter of choices. Does doing the right thing only happen because to do the wrong thing may bring a reward we would not wish for. It is a mystery, would you agree? The real identity of the word choice ; what could it be?
Duty and choice are closely linked I think; duty we each possess in different forms, one person will research the results of their choices beforehand another will have the outcome of certain choices ingrained on their mind thus taking the choice away from them really and into the hands of either the research done or the brainwashing already accomplished by society family government, religion etc.
Now where is all this rambling going , well it’s this way; sometimes there are days in our lives that all the norms society has instilled in our minds has no authority over us and no matter how duty orientated we are something will happen to which we have to respond to with a choice. This to me is where we make real authentic choices and for me these are the times that I am grateful to live in a democratic society really; although some will not agree wholeheartedly as often it may look as if democracy is only for the elite of society to enjoy , but I do feel that as far as democracy can go we here in Ireland are fairly lucky that at times we can make choices that many people would not be permitted to make if they were not living in a democracy. I feel my next post will be based around ethics.