We are open to choosing. The quandary lies in what to choose. And further, what needs changing to make change possible. Would it be peace over war? Best opinion is that for all the talk of war and violence, we are in a time of less violence than ever before. The way we communicate is global now. We can all know. There are more possibilities to consider and poverty is one. I believe that those so rich that they could buy some Canadian provinces, need to adopt a different option or accept changing systems until systems that allow for change are in place. Choice is not this or that. Anything better would suit to some degree. Choices are limitless as we see in the evolution of biological forms.
In the picture, the top ball is in an unstable position. Many tries are likely needed to find a better balance.