I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say “I didn’t have a choice”. It seems we love to use that as an excuse. “I stayed at my crummy job for 20 years; I didn’t have a choice.” “I gave the robber my wallet; I didn’t have a choice.” “I became addicted to <insert addiction here>; I didn’t have a choice.” But that’s a lie. The truth is: we ALWAYS have at least two choices; usually a lot more than two.
Let’s look at the examples I’ve listed.