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¿(Wrong) Choice?

April 6, 2006

Just another conversation…

+ I think that you might be happier if you had studied B instead of A.
– Uh huh, you think so?
+ Yeah, knowing you. No hard feelings, there’s no problem with you intellectually. Yet, your mental structure is getting less and less suitable for A.
– Hmm…

In the meantime my brain started to plot a lot of possible scenario’s, each starting with “If only…”

Every moment in your life you have to choose and there is a real chance that you will regret it later. Disappointed, you start thinking “If only I…” The list goes on and on and on. Anything is better than what you get then.

However, there’s no guarantee that the other choice would have been the right one. Since you did not choose it, you do not know for sure. You have no other fact except the fact that your choice does not satisfy you.

There is even a possibility that you’d feel more guilty if the society “punish” you because of it. To avoid this, some even go so far so as to let other people choose for you, “So they will also be responsible for the consequence, so they will not blame me if things go wrong…”

I guess this is also one of the reasons why some supermarkets are more successful due to their limited assortment. We might be grateful that we don’t have to choose since “There is no choice.”

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