No more, no less.
“a thing that is or may be chosen”
That’s what the dictionary says it is. Just that.
NOT – the best thing to do.
NOT – something you should apply every time or even can apply every time in the same/similar condition or situation.
NOT – something that everyone should learn to do. (Perhaps something that everyone should consider, but that’s not the same as working it up.)
NOT – something for every-one, every-where, every-time.
All it is is something you can choose to do. You have the–dare I say it–option to choose an option that is presented and known to you to use when answering a question or responding to a situation you are presented with.
Talking about options in the fight:
The fact that not everyone wants to or will learn it does not negate the fact that it is an option.
The fact that it may have (does have if it’s something developed by man) weaknesses, even severe weaknesses, does not negate the fact that it is an option.
The fact that there are people who can handily defeat it does not negate the fact that it is an option.
Even the fact that you cannot or that not everybody can do it does not negate the fact that it is an option for others.
All these arguments have been brought up at times when I have presented one or more options.
All of these arguments are irrelevant to the fact that they are options.
Because in the end, all an option is is something you can choose to do from the group of somethings you know can be done. That’s pretty much it.
An option is just an option, when you get to the core of it. Whatever adjectives you want to add, it still is and still will be just and only an option.
If you examine them with that in mind when it they are presented to you and don’t immediately start to dismiss them–especially before you have some idea of the context they are presented in–you may discover something that you can use.
Kinda the point of the whole learning and development process, isn’t it?