Have you ever said you have “got to go to work?” Of course, you have. Think about that statement for a moment. You most certainly don’t have to go to work. An available option would be obtaining your nourishment from a food bank, sleeping on a cot in a friend’s basement and spending your days on a park bench. If you have a paying job, you can afford better and should be saying that you “get to go to work.”
Admittedly, the example above is an extreme one used only to drive home a point. We are all free to make many choices. None of us have got to stay in school, buy a new car, quit smoking, lose weight, visit a friend, mow the lawn, see to the needs of a loved one, take care of our heath, and many more. This is a free country. While each choice we make has consequences, we get to do what we want to do. There are very few things that we have got to do.
So, the next time you feel like you got to, remind yourself that you get to (or not).