harsh but accurate truths of the day

“The one option that is never on the table in life is to choose a course of action and choose the consequences. If you select a course of action, you also select the consequences. If you want to avoid or achieve a certain set of consequences, you select your course of action accordingly.”
(Steve Dutch, sympathetically)

“You arguably have quite a few inalienable rights, but being taken seriously isn’t one of them.”
(Rick Moen, unsympathetically)