I’m noticing a trend recently with reading books and hearing stories about good people turning bad one innocent-seeming choice at a time. It makes me think that I should stop and look back at myself.
I wouldn’t say I’ve made any deliberately bad choices lately. But where have I ended up, if I look at the result of all my innocent choices over the past months or years? Can I see a trend? If I look at my path objectively, do I say “holy cow, how did I get here?” Or am I OK?
Choices aren’t always as innocuous as they seem. It pays to sit down before making a decision and ask where this choice will lead you. As for me, I don’t think I have to worry about ending up like the characters in these recent stories. But, I do need to concentrate more on the decisions I make. I need to keep the bigger picture in mind.