We achieve breakthroughs because of restraints, not because of profundity.
There’s a reason we feel happy when someone removes the cashews at a party; given a choice, we’d keep chowing down on them.
A surfeit of choice creates self-control problems. When we have a limited offer on what we can use, eat, etc., we’re more careful in our entire approach.
Constriction is a passport to better decision making, a challenge of a challenge, that forces us to innovate or cope with what we already have.
Everything else appears as a pleasant surprise.