Life in a modern society is full of choices. People seem to like having choices, but choosing well is difficult. The consequences of a wrong choice can be costly and painful. Taking responsibility for our choices is often unpleasant. We can close our eyes and try to pretend that there is only one way to live, but few of us these days can believe that for very long. Evidence of different kinds of lives surrounds us. The more we learn about the world, the more variety we can see, and the more things we learn to want. We find that we can choose for or against things in a great many situations.