Pondering about...

Pondering about…

choice…which choices make a difference in life and which don’t. For instance, does the fact I moved from the east of The Netherlands to the west made a difference in my life? Probably, but did it also made a difference in my character? Would I have ‘developed’ differently staying in the east? Would I be a completely different person? If so, a different person does make different choices again. If I would encounter the other ‘me’, the one who stayed in the east, who got to know other people, who made other friends, would I recognize her as me or would we be complete strangers?

And what kind of choices don’t make a dent? Are there any such choices? The fact I choose coffee over tea today, will that change anything significant for or in me? The choice to go left instead of right while walking the dog, is that life or character altering? And for that matter, the choice to take Tessi home and not another puppy, has that made me a different person? Would I have been different now, because I had to make other choices for the other puppy than the choices I had to make for Tessi?

I could go on forever with examples of choices, but point is, how profoundly do choices effect life and character?
Any thoughts?