How provisionality leads to good effects by giving us more options. The value of adaptiveness is associated with biological reductionism, but all kinds of values, including the most subtle human ones, can be better fulfilled by adaptiveness. Adaptiveness depends on optionality: our ability to use alternative strategies to reach or change our goals when we are frustrated by changing conditions. Adaptiveness is thus a way of talking about the broad value of following the Middle Way. This is a tributary video to no. 3 on provisionality.