One of my favourite topics! In other words, my own choice too! Right from day 1, this word finds its place till the very end of us and of course even after that. Agreed and accepted and believed too that I am born not of my choice [a few elite individuals may definitely push this away as childish! I know, alas! I am still a child yet!] and will go too, not to my liking, I wonder why this word gains the upperhand among everything else. And why not? Because, between the first and last moment of life, the rest of it is entirely based upon the choice of ours or the ones who care for us. The infant cries [though involuntarily at times] when hungry / wet or sick or when in foul mood / when it needs its mom. Thats nothing but having a choice and exhibiting it. Isn't it? And because it did, it got what it wanted. Well! Not always, but mostly. Take a boy / girl, a man or a woman / an old person - what makes them to keep moving ahead / bound to a point not able to move beyond? Choice again. "I don't care about your choice, but I want that ice-cream! NOW!", is something that a kid [in particular, a sick one] often exhibits, even when he / she is just out of the hospital. "I like this so much and want to eat it more, knowing so well that I may get sick / indigestion" - an older person who is so fond of fried items may do this. "I did not get to where I liked to be. At least my kid should!" - a parent decides thus without giving a thought about the child's interest. And of course, you may argue that there are gentle and caring parents, well behaved kids and responsible and mature old people. Yes. I agree. But what made them to be thus? Their choices again. Isn't it? Coming to the question of "Not all are that lucky to get a choice. Some are fated to be bound with such a misery all their lives!". I may only say that they chose to think only that way and had given up [except in rare cases] even before trying otherwise. Who we are might have been from our ancestors initially. But though our choice and hence way of living, this should definitely change so we earn an identity for ourselves. Aren't each of us unique? Even our thumb impressions and the lines in the retina of our eyes are not the same, and seem to be based on a choice made by someone else. So, instead of gambling, lets try to choose based on what we know and do our best to be whom others choose as their models. Even if others respect us or not, we need to respect ourselves, and there is no choice other than that. Is it not? And to end with, no matter what happens to us, choosing to leave on our own accord too, should be banned. Gifted that we are to have a lot of choices, lets use them prudently to enhance ourselves, not otherwise. Choosing to end this snippet now, Friends! Hope you choose to read and respond too! Who you are while you are born Will be explained from your ancestry. Who you were after you are gone Should be from what your history. Between the beginning and the end Your life is a bag of choices. True. What you choose and how you mend Yourself will surely shape you. Know your choices, oh! wise one! And choose well from the list of them. However hard the path, you run To it, instead of being meek or dim! Luck and His grace comes to help Only those who choose to fight Against the odds without a yelp. So choose not to give up light! In the end, you will be surprised About yourself and then realize That your choice made you rise! Go ahead for, now you are wiser!