One Of My Favorite Quotes

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“The question which once haunted my being has been answered. The future is not fixed, and my choices are my own… and yet, how ironic! For I now find, I have no choice at all!” – Dinobot, “Beast Wars: Transformers”

This quote was one that – obviously – I heard when I was in my 20s. The future is not fixed. My choices are my own. But more and more, I’m finding that I really don’t have a choice in how I act.

When I was younger, I thought I was living freely. I thought I was doing what I wanted, where I wanted, when I wanted.

However, as I grew older and gained some experience, I quickly realized that I even though I thought I was doing what I wanted, I really wasn’t. I was doing whatever it took to “fit in.” Being alone sucked, and I tried to hang out with others whenever I could. My own life was meaningless, and I was doing whatever it took to avoid criticizing myself.

Even though it was from a cartoon, this quote held more and more meaning to me as I gained years.

True, the future is not fixed.

My choices are my own.

What does this quote mean to me now?

However, as time went on, I had no choice but to move out of my hometown of Albuquerque. I would never grow if I never moved.

I had no choice by to leave the retail sector and seek out an employer that paid more. Taking care of myself would be hard enough, much less taking care of a family! Things had to change.

Now, I have no choice but to leave behind the traditions and limiting beliefs that I learned when I was little. I want to do more than focus on myself and my own bills/obligations. The world needs help; things have to change. I want to support those who are around us.

Why am I striving to learn more than I’ve ever learned before? For what reason am I building sites like JamesBrewster.com? It’s because – even though my choices are my own – I have no choice.

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