You don't have to, but...
Your health might decline, but you don’t have to eat well.
Your mind might become unruly, but you don’t have to meditate.
Your relationships might unravel, but you don’t have to learn to communicate better.
You might be tormented by financial strain, but you don’t have to develop better spending habits.
You might lose your home and belongings, but you don’t have to pay your taxes.
You may circle the same lessons, but you don’t have to develop self-awareness.
You may numb yourself from the pain, along with the answers within, but you don’t have to stop self-medicating.
You may carry poisonous hate till your final breath, but you don't have to practise forgiveness.
You may doom yourself to eternal suffering, but you don’t have to learn to accept what you can’t change.
There might be consequences to your actions or lack thereof, but in this life, there is nothing that you have to do.
There might be a cost, pain or turmoil, but still, there is nothing that you must do, unless of course, you decide to do it.
What will you choose to do?