While reflecting back on the wrong choices made in life, a thought occurred to me.
What is it that we really pay for in life? Is it the stuff we purchase?
Well, not really.
The answer, being so simple, ends up being elusive. It is: Choices.
Believe it or not, we only end up paying for our choices in life. Be it our choice of food, our choice of lifestyle or even something as mundane as our choice of soap. Eventually, what we pay for is the selection (or our choice) of anything.
Think about it: we chose to call that cab. We could’ve taken the bus. But we ended up paying those extra bucks just for the luxury. Or the Limo service we hired. Or because that particular beer that you love is available only at that place, you chose to pay for it.
Your favourite airline charges more for all that leg space you enjoy, so you end up shelling those extra grands (which you could’ve avoided, had you opted for a low-cost airline). You did so because that was your choice.
Whether the choice is good or bad for you, time takes the responsibility of teaching you that. For bad choices, you end up paying for in more ways than one (marriages, jobs, relationships, reactions- we pay for them in different ways).
Still, the point being, from company to cars, we pay for the choices we make and ultimately, it is really just us and no one else, who decides, if it was worth it.