It's not always easy
Nice to meet you on the Substack tour, Scott. I enjoyed reading your Bartleby article. I had a somewhat different (lightly humorous) take on it, though agree with all you say.
It makes you wonder, does it not, all the choices available, if Loki did not have it right that humans crave to be ruled, ruled and told what to do, so individual decisions, and their consequences, need not be felt.