How many times was the word “choice” mentioned in this essay?
“I chose to wear black socks today instead of white ones. I could have gone with white, but it was my choice. And I’m not going to pretend like I know whether black socks are better than white socks. I totally respect those who choose to wear white socks. But for me, black socks allowed me to better understand who I am and what I believe in. As long as it’s my choice, I think that’s what’s important.
“And tomorrow I might go with white socks. That would also be a choice that I would make based on how I feel. Sometimes people can make you feel guilty for wearing one color of socks too often, and if I get tired of that burden, then I need to choose what is best for me instead of worrying about what others may think.
“People wear different color socks for different reasons. Some think you have to wear certain color socks with certain color pants. I once thought that way too. But now I don’t. Maybe tomorrow I will go back to my original way of thinking. Or maybe I will choose not to. It’s my choice to choose.”
“Whatever color socks you choose to wear, I definitely support that choice and respect socks of all colors. But only as long as you decide what to wear. By choice.”