Watzlawick wrote somewhere that when something is bad, the contrary is not necessarily good.
The idea of “choice” is really a problem, right?
- If you INSIST, you’ll maybe fail : “More of the Same Thing”, when insisting is a failure
- If you QUIT, you’ll maybe fail too. Or succeed. You have to try!
There’s this : if you walk on one path, you’ll never know what you could have discovered on the other one. One just imagines (convinces oneself) it’s the good choice.
In a way, it’s understandable. A choice, and you close a part of your brain. It’s simpler.
The Frenchness in me is a bit mischievous, and tells me that in front of a choice, I’d choose both – “Bake Two Cakes”, or the dangers of segmentarity
But the crux (I just learned this crux word, and I’m happy!) of these problems is Haecceity.
Insist on A and Quit B, and you just close possibilities, that’s all.
Life is not made of A or B, but to plug with possibilities, it’s constantly moving along the day, along days. Therefore big choices (apart of choices like “I quit smoking”, which is obviously clever) are maybe mistakes : one should always be prepared to play with propositions of life. Don’t you think?
But some days, we are tired, I agree.
Have a great day!