Alice in Chains “Your Decision” from Black Gives Way to Blue

Recently I was reminded of how turbulent preteen years can be.  Kids that age know and understand enough and start to get what’s really going on, but they can be also very quick to jump to conclusions.  Things are quite black and white then, and in their limited view they just decide it’s one or the other.

Well, it seems that sometimes we don’t entirely leave that behind with our preteen years.

Jumping to conclusions is always a dangerous things.  And to make things worse, a lot of times we don’t even know that we’re doing that.

So some days I have to stop and ask: what am I deciding?

That life is going to be hard?

That life is going to hurt?

Time to change has come and gone
Watched your fears become your god

It’s your decision

Overwhelmed, you chose to run
Apathetic to the stunned

It’s your decision

You feed the fire that burned us all
When you lied
To feel the pain that spurs you on
Black inside

No one plans to take the path that brings you lower
And here you stand before us all and say it’s over

It’s over

Setting up more extreme expectations than necessary — and then seeing the life before you unfold to meet them.

When we have the power to make our own life, that is a really unfortunate way to apply it.