I Am A Decision Maker

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I am a decision maker. The dictionary defines a decision maker as “a person who decides things” (Decision Maker), which is very simple, direct, and easy to understand. This is true. All people are decision makers as hundreds, if not thousands, of choices are made each day by a single person. Whether it’s something as small as choosing what to wear to school or what to eat for breakfast, or something as important as what college someone decides to attend after high school, all people are decision makers. Yet I believe that being a decision maker goes much deeper than that. Being a decision maker is something that is layered into both our society and us individually. We have a strong sense of free will, and a decision maker certainly has freedom. …show more content…
In society, students are expected to make any number of decisions in order to be considered “normal”. I must make the right decision to do well and school and spend plenty of time on my homework and my studies. I must make the right decisions to not get involved with drugs, alcohol, or getting pregnant. I must make the right decisions to be involved in athletics, activities, and the arts so that I become a well-rounded person with experience and talents in many areas. I am a decision maker. I have made the decisions to be in these activities, to do well in school, and to stay clean from certain things not only because I’m told I have to in order to succeed, but for my personal enjoyment, morals, expectations, and …show more content…
Feelings of confidence and pride can come from being a decision maker, but with that also comes feelings of having to be perfect. Having been taught to be an independent decision maker, it can feel as if I shouldn’t have to ask for advice or help. “I have made plenty of decisions before on my own, why should I have to bother someone else about this choice?” has been a thought that has ran through my head about having to make a decision. I know this isn’t correct, and I have learned to ask for help at school about work and projects I do not understand, but where it is hard is having to swallow my pride on the personal issues and choices. Sometimes I can’t do it alone. I strive to prove to myself that I can do anything I put my mind to, but I can’t. Life isn 't supposed to be one against the world. An aspect of life is learning that I don’t have to be a decision maker on my own. The decisions I am making are not new decisions. They have been thought about for a long time, and the people who have made those decisions, or even the ones making the decisions right alongside of me, are the people I must turn to when I can’t do it alone. I am a decision maker. But I won’t be one

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