Yes, I am making a choice. I am drawing a conclusion from the evidence of experience of what I have perceived and what I can can infer.
There are real physical objects which have spatial/temporal location, have effects upon other objects, perceivable by the senses, and are thinkable.
“If you can poke a stick at it, it’s real,” someone I talk regularly with likes to say.
Interestingly, abstract “objects” have the opposite definitions bar one – they are thinkable as well. In other words, there is something different and important about the process of thinking.