Tuesday, February 26, 2008

of peripety and prophylactic

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

If destiny is a predetermined course of events, how come some say that our daily decisions determine our destiny? Have our lives been prearranged for us or do we have a say on it, too? The choices we make – even the smallest ones – are bound to change the course of our existence. I have seen several lives altered by making decisions that at that moment look right but on hindsight turn out to be not so right.

To use or not to use a prophylactic is an example of a decision that ultimately results to peripety. In the heat of the moment, when we decide to scrap the condom, does it ever cross our minds that it will eventually change our lives? It may result to an unwanted pregnancy, to an unwanted responsibility, to an unwanted commitment, to an unwanted marriage. To settling for an unwanted and unhappy life.

Though it slowly diminishes us, we decide to stick with the destiny that we, ourselves, determined.


Anonymous said...

Hear! Hear! Hindsight is 20/20. Words of advice, check the expiration date. :)

In UK it's called French Hat. In France it's called English Letter.

Angeli said...

..and comes in different colors, flavors, and textures.. :)

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