Your Opinion: Poor choices have consequences

Dear Editor:

In my last letter responding to a rant that the “system was unfair to the working man,” I offered some statistics from the Census Bureau about what material possessions the poor in America have.

Was the system rigged so that Steve Jobs would have an advantage that others would not have in order to develop Apple into the worldwide power house it is today? Did Bill Gates have some powerful people sweep aside all those “Microsoft want-a-bees” so that he could provide the world with all the innovations he and his company have developed? I don’t think so!

There have always been individuals that are jealous of what other people were able to achieve and obtain in their life.

Life is full of choices. Some individuals don’t make correct choices. Some drop out of high school rather than graduate. Some get pregnant before they are married for at least nine months. Some spend what money they do have on lottery tickets, alcohol, illegal drugs, cigarettes, or any other “make me feel good now” and not “think” about what they are going to do, tomorrow.

Like Yogi Berra once said, “they came to a fork in the road, and took it.”

Most of what we lack in this world is due to the choices we made in our earlier years and choices always have consequences. Some people have made and continue to make, very dumb choices.

Remember, “we reap what we sow, we reap later than we sow, and we reap more than we sow.” Just ask farmers about sowing and reaping.

It is no wonder that some individuals don’t have anything and tend to resent others, that have some of this worlds goods, and also accuse those individuals of gaming the system.

The Apostle Paul said in Philippians 4: 11, “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”

If more individuals would read and heed what the Bible says, we would have so many fewer problems in life. We might even have, what Scripture says about, “Joy.”