Optionality Is Overrated

Optionality is overrated. From Tinder, to consulting for our most talented college graduates, to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, optionality is systemically overvalued.

One should be careful about choosing optionality as a replacement for thinking critically about your future. Making real decisions is scary, but you should always remember that not making a decision, is a decision. The option to do anything often means you end up doing nothing. 

There is a modern, rationalist critique of human reason that has pervaded the cultural milieu.  Humans are fallible, they are prone to all kinds of fallacies. At the end of the day, you can’t really know anything. In reality, this becomes an excuse for not thinking. 

No doubt, humans are prone to all kinds of fallacies and intellectual transgressions, but never let this fact about human psychology be a substitute to thinking about your future. You have power, you have agency. You are a child of God. 

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