choosing replaces doing

In our society, we don’t “do” things in a classical sense of taking action to “make something.”
We “choose” things in order to become ourselves, we don’t “make” ourselves.

We don’t discern, so much as decide and then have consumer regret. And then choose anew.

{from Matthew Crawford}

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