Life presents many choices. The choices each person makes are influenced by individual life circumstances as well as world events. Every choice has a consequence. Life gets better or worse based on choices made. Since the United States entered the great recession in 2008, life has presented many challenges and trying circumstances. The unemployment rate, home foreclosures, personal bankruptcies, and the federal government's budget deficits have been high since 2008. The war on terrorism as well as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have further complicated the world situation. The choices a person makes determine the type of life the person will experience. Choices determine the possible life roads to travel. Forks in the road and crossroads appear, and a person can be perplexed about which road to follow. Gain information to evaluate choices and to make better life choices. Think about the consequences before selecting a choice. Make choices that will cause you to live the life you desire.