Was having a conversation with a friend and we got on the topic of life choices that we make and the sacrifices that come along. During the conversation I mentioned how “sacrifice” is usually seen as a negative and how it was really unfair.
What I didn’t quite realize then is that – sacrifice is only seen as a negative because we associate it with something “I” am having to do. I do the sacrificing. We are quite happy to accept the sacrifices of others.
Choice and Sacrifice is also a constantly evolving idea. What seems like a sacrifice today may not feel like a sacrifice sometime in the future. What seems like a perfectly viable option or choice one day may not have seem so earlier. We tend to forget how we feel about our options unless we are faced with them in the immediate time.