My neighbour’s teenage son chose to ride with a friend in a drunk state, resulting in a serious accident and the loss of life. Many choices in life are like that. At the time they don’t seem significant.
But those choices set in motion a series of events which shape your life and lives around you. Sometimes a choice isn’t a big deal, but the outcome can be life-changing.
Since each one of us is (seemingly free) to
exercise our choice, we must choose in a state of complete consciousness considering the consequences. Else the moment you choose you have lost the freedom to consequences arising from the choice.
And freedom as such is not a commodity; freedom is an ongoing cumulative effect of all the choices that you have made in your entire life. The world exists because of your choice. If choice disappears, the world disappears. Suddenly there is enlightenment and nothing else!