We mean that all of us make decisions in our lives about how we will go forward in our lives.
Sal made his and must live with them as we make ours and must live with them, too.
In the making of the decisions that guide our lives, we sometimes do things we wouldn’t otherwise do or as the social scientists might say it, we make poor decisions.
Sal made a poor decision. He is now made to pay the price.
My, how the mighty have fallen.