Life Is But A Choice

Greg McGuigan

Beginning with the time of birth until the time of death, people have to
make choices everyday on how to achieve the goals in their lives. One can
imagine life as a long winding road with millions of other roads branching off
in many directions. The only problem is that life is too short to explore every
single road. In addition, the essence of time will not allow anyone to go back
to a road that was passed. Everyone must choose his/her own roads through life
regardless of what other people might think. Robert Frost wrote in The Road Not
Taken, " I took the one less traveled by And that has made all the difference
"(Frost 423). By managing ones time efficiently and making clear rational
choices, one can achieve a healthy mind, body and spirit.
One important choice in life is having a healthy mind. The key to
achieving a healthy mind is to be open minded. Since the day we are born, we
are bombarded with information from television, radios, books, magazines, and
what we observe personally. The world is filled with a vast amount of
information and each individual is responsible for obtaining, understanding, and
making value judgments on this information. One must understand the world around
him before he can understand himself. Making the choice of obtaining a college
education is extremely important in the world today. There are so many
different areas which ro choose. Each individual must find where his/her
interest lay whether it be janitorial services or a rocket scientist. However,
some people choose not to go to college and still lead a happy, fulfilled life.
Everyone is different and that is what makes our world so interesting.
Another important choice in life is having a healthy body. The key to
achieving a healthy body is diet, exercise, and rest. In the world today,
doctors are constantly reminding us to watch our body fat, cholesterol, and
nutritional intake. In addition, eating a well balance diet can greatly reduce
risk of disease and live longer lives.. Also, doctors tell us that smoking and
excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages can be extremely harmful to our health.
Making a choice to exercise is very important also. Doctors tell us that
exercising at least thirty minutes a day will reduce the risk of a stroke and
heart disease. Not to mention, exercising is a great way to cope with the stress
of everyday life. The most important way to stay healthy is to get plenty of
rest. The body needs a break to the mind and replenish cells in the body so the
body can function properly. Without rest, one is more likely to make mistakes
and even have a higher level of stress.
One more important choice in life is spirituality. Everyone has to
question what is this world we live in, why are we here on earth, is there life
elsewhere, and is there a god. These questions have been around since man began
walking the earth. Over the centuries since the bible was written, many
different schools of thought have been established around the world, for example
Catholic, Hebrew, Presbyterian, and Baptist. However, many people that are
raised in strict religious families are influenced by there parents and never
have a chance to make that decision for themselves. In addition with increased
scientific findings, everyone has to make the choice whether to believe in
creationism or evolutionism.
Regardless where one comes from he/she has to make important choices
everyday. Whether the choice is as obsolete as which pear of shoes to buy or
what television show to watch. Everyone spends every minute in life is making a
choice about one thing or another. By acquiring a healthy mind, body, and spirit,
other choices throughout life will be much easier.

Work Cited

DiYanni, Robert . Literature, Reading Fiction, Poetry, Drama,and Essay .3rd ed.
McGraw Hill. New York, 1994.

Category: English