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Own your choices. Own your life.

Surely my sincere pursuit of happiness and enlightenment cannot be the cause of my own misery?

Why didn’t someone make me aware of it?

Why didn’t someone say something?

Why couldn’t they just understand what I was going through?

Even if all those questions are answered in the affirmative. it does not change the reality of the fact that it was choices, well-meaning but sometimes destructive choices that we made sincerely and with conviction that isolates the very blessing that we set out to acquire.

We are not only accountable for the choices that we recognise.

That is an easy accountability to accept.

We are especially accountable for the choices that we don’t realise we’re making.

It is accepting accountability for the choices that we did not intend to make that influences our authenticity and often, the quality of the relationships that contribute towards the joy and comfort that we experience in life.

Neglect these out of fear of being accountable for causing harm or pain, and you will find yourself troubled by consequences that seemingly have no good reason to happen to a good person.

And that, I believe, is one of the reasons why bad things happen to good people.

But, don’t forget. If this is true for you, if it’s true for those around you as well.

When we see others making decisions that may bring harm or offence to us, we need to consider the above in their favour.

We’re all human.

The more aware we are of our humanness, the more humane we’ll be towards others.

It always starts with you.

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Zaid Ismail

Author, life coach, and mental health activist. We need to change the narrative from disorders, illnesses, and survival to accountability, understanding, and thriving.

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