We usually consider ourselves to be free. The laws of physics and society may bind us, fix our coordinates, but ultimately the last word is up to us.
Generally, this condition makes us cheerful, and only few people would deny the privileges that come from it.
But are we sure that facing a limitless range of choices brightens our spirit, instead of doing the opposite? Of course by gaining awareness we
get to admire the world in its complexity, and our opinions and judgements will be much more comprehensive and meaningful. But on the other hand, we may
lose happiness: this happens when a man asks to himself "Could it all be better?"
But above all these practical considerations, are we really sure that our reason and imagination are reliable tools at every level of inquiry?