The point is usually that the choices we make now may lead to a better or worse potential future world.
"They were afraid too much choice from the bottom would lead to chaos in the party."
At the same time choice can lead to a kind of paralysis.
The choice can lead to a happy outcome or to the character's death.
Indeed, for many people, increased choice can lead to a decrease in satisfaction.
So many other choices might have led to me not lying here.
I've long argued that more choice would lead to better education.
Either choice will lead to a massive further decline in living standards.
The game then presents the problems of the character that your choices led to.
Wrong choices sometimes lead to consequences from which there is no escape.