America, Land of the Choice

Humans make choices each day with defined objectives and consequences. You make a left turn and you end up at McDonald’s, a right and end up at the gym, both are satisfying but the only one makes you look good in a bathing suit. We as humans thrive in these conditions because the endpoints are usually defined in black and white. But what happens when black and white becomes shades of gray?

July is America’s month of independence, a time when the country was faced with making decisions that had no precedent. Leaving the security of British rule was the ultimate experiment in difficult choice making. The founding fathers knew that in order to form “a more perfect union” a complex change was necessary. Thankfully this grand experiment has worked quite well for 243 years and the practice of making difficult choices is a true American archetype.

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