An unfolding process

Why struggle then? Why choose? If all alternatives are the same. Evidently we go on, as we always have. From day to day…. But we cannot do it all at once; it is a sequence. An unfolding process. We can only control the end by making a choice at each step. He thought, We can only hope. And try. On some other world, possibly it is different. Better. There are clear good and evil alternatives. Not these obscure admixtures, these blends, with no proper tool by which to untangle the components. We do not have the ideal world, such as we would like, where morality is easy because cognition is easy. Where one can do right with no effort because he can detect the obvious.

Captain Rudolf Wegener
in Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle