In a recent New Yorker cartoon, Gretel says to Hansel as they stand outside a gingerbread house: “Let’s see if there’s another witch’s cottage with a better candy selection.” I have fit people in running shoes that swaddled their feet as naturally as a second skin – only to see them limp out of the store as they limped in, all because we were out of the purple and grey. Choice is the opposite of freedom. It is the enslaver, the procrastinator, the paralyzer. When we simply work with what’s in front of us, we can finally declare independence from our global marketing overlords, and our minds and lives can run free. Three of the most liberating words in the English language are “This will do.”

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