We live in a world made of choices and decisions.
We pick our path and most of the time we look back, wondering if that was the right choice. And that's the way we live, and we have to live with that choices. Sometimes it's not fair, but there's nothing we can do after making our choice, but living with the result.
So, in the end of Game 6 Pop pulled out Tim and it didn't worked out. We know what happened after that, and it was painful, so I won't dig in that.
But a couple of days ago I had some kind of similar situation, being forced to make a choice and live with the result. Maybe it was as important as the choice Pop had to do, but for me it was a tough call.
So, I got my degree in International Trade last December, after 6 years (for those who wonder why it took me so many years: yes, the collegue system is quite different here... and it gets more complicated when you work and study). And nowadays I'm trying to get another degree in Economics, which will take at least 4 more years of my life, although it depends on how many subjects I'm willing to take each year, so it could take 1 or 2 more years...
Anyway, the thing that one of the exams I had to take was scheaduled for July 4, at 7:00 PM. So far, so good, no big deal. Now this is when it got twisted: the ceremony in which I was supposed to recieve my diploma was scheaduled for July 4 too. Want to know the time too? 7:00 PM.
So... FML!!!! That was a bit unfair.
There I was, trying to figure out how in the world I was supposed to assist to both things.
First option: I tried to talk to my professor and ask him for a change in the day I was supposed to take the exam, and take the day before.
Result: No chance, he said, because someone up there said we couldn't take the exam some other day.
Next option: write a note to the Academic Secretary and ask them to move me to another day for receiving my diploma.
Result: never got an answer...
So I had to make a choice: go there and get my diploma of take a shot at the exam and try to pass the subject without having to take the final exam in a couple of weeks. BTW, the final exam is almost impossible to pass, you have a better shot with that subject if you do it all over again next term.
In the end, I decided to take the exam. I even talk about it with a couple of relatives, because in the end, it was more about them than about me. In the end, it was just a stupid ceremony, no more than that.
But I made a decision that day. And now I have to live with the consequence, because I'm not even sure if I passed the exam (which I will know next Thursday).
After reading what some people were saying about Pop, I think about this decision I had to make. And I realised that we ALWAYS have to make a decision and live with it. And we don't always make the right call.