Is It Better to Have More Choices?

Is It Better to Have More Choices?

Some basic questions occurred to me. These may seem trivial questions; yet they troubled my mind.

Is it better to select from a big heap of choices, or from a small heap? We humans have choices, but to what extent having more choices is productive? Light scattered in many directions have more choices. In contrast, focused light has one choice and is more useful for us. Is going from divergence of choices and then into diverging these choice a wise strategy?

One more question- the shortest line is a straight line. When then proteins in our bodies don't like to stay stretched out is a straight line and fold into globules? What makes protein behave this way? Proteins are made up of only twenty amino acids. These are the building blocks of proteins. It amazes me how many different proteins these amino acids produce and the endless possibilities they create by simply rearranging the order by which these amino acids (building blocks) are arranged. The limited supply of amino acids didn't stop them from creating thousands of different proteins that serves different functionalities.

Human behavior such as "freezing in fear" limits our choices and mobility with the paradox of creating nice ice crystals. Is fear then a better choice for us as it is "more focused" like focused light? Being courageous melts our fear and therefore increases our mobility and choices to reach more places. Would you be rather fearful or courageous for each choice has its advantages and limitations?

Ideas are like the building blocks of amino acids that react together to form different proteins. We need to develop protein-like structured ideas. The building blocks have the same active moieties; however they differ in their skeletons. Proteins fold into different shapes and very specific ones too. Their folding into specific structures makes them highly specific in performing specific assignments. They fold and restrict their linear structure and reduce their mobility for a reason and this is against entropy. They can do this because they dissipate their energy to the surroundings. They behave like a ball on the top of a hill that rolls down to the valley and this force outweighs the loss in entropy. Folding is a spontaneous process and each fold produces a specific protein to perform a specific function.

This is the challenge- to create many ideas from limited and analogous ideas that interact together to form protein-like ideas that fold into themselves spontaneously with each resulting idea serving a specific application. We may sacrifice choices and movement to generate many ideas each with a specific structure to meet different needs.

Do you agree? I can envisage beBee hives as the building blocks of protein-like structures that create huge possibilities if we only know how to make these hives interact more with each other.

#44 Thank you and I shared your wonderful buzz again. It is worthy of building on.

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David Navarro López Jun 7, 2017 · #44

#37 In fact, I did October last year, and among other things, you taught me the difference between complex and complicated, which I did appreciate very much.
I started a hive too, but other things had me busy until now.
have a look here

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#41 You remind me of the "path of least resistance" and now the path of "easiest choice". Very interesting point @Mohammed A. Jawad. Mind you easy today could become difficult tomorrow. I refer you to the comment of @Aaron 🐝 Skogen below.

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#39 Great comment dear @Aaron 🐝 Skogen and your mention of the negativity bias is relevant and valid. Yes, this factor alone could make us lend to negative choices. If choice is the starting point, then we have many starting points close to each other, but then they all start their own trajectories. Small differences in choices may be inflated by negativity feedback and could send us to the unknown.

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Mohammed Abdul Jawad Jun 7, 2017 · #41

Of all the options available, the easiest choice is the best pathway!

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Aaron 🐝 Skogen Jun 7, 2017 · #39

@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, you never fail to stimulate both the creative brain and the logical one. Perhaps the differentiating factor alone is choice. You have situation, circumstance, prospect, return, and the emotional factors all at play, creating the myriad of different "potential" outcomes. Take that a step further and add in the humans species negativity bias to prolong life, seek safety and shelter, and the myriad explodes creating a chaos like effect driven by a single choice. At the end of the day, its an individual choice, the results, yet to be known.

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#34 Dear @Tausif Mundrawala- your comment is sound and is consistent to some extent with the previous comment of my friend @David Navarro López as both of you refer to circumstances. I concur with your explanations and your comment gives me another reason to urge David to write a buzz on choices and factors affecting it.

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#33 You are a great tinker and philosopher my friend @David Navarro López. Yes, to "We have circumstances, options, choices and results" and these four elements feedback to each other. Honestly, something to ponder on. I wish you would elaborate on this thinking in a buzz. It is worthy dear David.