It Might Have Been.
The Constitution of the United States of America. It might have been the greatest experiment in human history before it failed.
Planet Earth. It might have been the most magnificent Garden of Eden in the universe before humanity tipped the balance too far and pushed the ecological balance beyond the planet’s capacity, while we were too busy spending all of our money trying to colonize planets that were inhospitable to life.
Whether you look at a macro perspective of this aphorism or whether you take it into your personal world, the prospect of, it might have been, remains the unexplored door. The path not taken. The choice not made.
Many choices require a risk. Often times, the risk seems daunting and keeps us from making the bold move required. Whether that move is a career choice, relationship choice, parenting choice, or others, it always comes with a potential downside. If we allow the potential downside to continually sway our choices, we end up living a life of neutrality. For many, this is more than acceptable. I personally find myself opting for the more difficult and more risky options. I cannot say that this has always worked out well for me, but I stand by my choices and I will continue to live life on my terms, taking the risks of traveling on the road less traveled. many times, there is a thrill that comes from defying expectations and coming out of the risk with positive conclusion on the other side. I personally see that I am addicted (if you will) to those behaviors. Again, I can’t say that it is always a positive experience, and in many times it turns out to be exactly the opposite. But I never look back at my life and wonder what it might have been.
I share this because we all find ourselves at cross roads that are intimidating. When you make that choice, you have to contemplate the risk of failure in relationship to the risk of never having even tried.
Personally, I would rather fail on my terms going into the world with everything I have and all of my energy than living a safe life of mediocrity and looking back in old age wondering what might have been.
I want to fight with everything I have to save the planet earth and I want to fight with everything I have to save the Constitution of the United States of America. I don’t care if it comes with negative ramifications because the possibility of success is too important.
Food for thought on a Thursday. I hope yours is special?✨?