Delusion of Choice

You don’t choose which activities you find entertaining. You don’t choose which TV shows or books you find interesting. You don’t choose what thoughts pop into your head or which concepts you understand. You don’t choose which foods you find tasty. You don’t choose who you’re attracted to. You also don’t choose what’s available in terms of activities, media, ideas, foods, or people. So what is it that you get to choose?

Not in a philosophical or spiritual sense, but in the most basic and practical of senses, you do not make choices. You do not shape your life, life shapes you. And this goes for everyone.

But to be fair, you didn’t choose to believe choice was possible, nor will you choose to believe it’s not possible — it’ll happen, or it won’t, by some other mechanism.


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