Every time you choose to do this, you also by default choose not to do that.
And whatever choices you make, the sum total of these choices ends up being your life.
There are all kinds of possibilities and potentialities and things that could happen and things that might happen, but there is only ever one set of things that actually do happen.
You only live once – that is a fixed quantity. You came into this world with nothing but a birth and a death, just like the rest of us.
The quality of your life, on the other hand, is entirely within your hands. Will you live deep, or will you live shallow? Will you be grateful, or will you be bitter? Will you have an open spirit, or that of the miser?
There is not one perfect choice to make in each situation that you must make or else you’ve somehow fucked life up… It’s far more subtle and forgiving than that. What matters is the intention with which you make your choices. Because in the end your choices add up to equal your life.
If you want a good life, then make your choices with intention.