Decide contains the root word, "cide" from the latin, meaning "to kill." The word "decide" means to eliminate options until one remains. This process displaces responsibility from you to the inadequacies of the eliminated alternatives. "We decided to do this because the other options were worse." Decisions are self-perpetuating cycles, since you lack a capacity to experience what you continually eliminate. The counter to this process is choice. Choice is a free act independent of what else may be available. Choice frees you from the worry of what could have happened differently.