The Paradox of Choice – Why More Is Less

February 19th, 2008

I watched this video today and realized almost immediately the cause of at least half of the anxiety and unhappiness that permeates my life. Generally speaking, I am a fairly happy and care-free person. I don’t dwell on the past or worry about the future. Well, not too much at least. But even so, I realize now that there is a constant undercurrent of anxiety as a result of the multitude of choices I am faced on a daily basis.

Just watching this video, and being made aware of the phenomenon, lifts a lot of the weight off my shoulders. This seems like an important component of simplifying your life, which I think is essential for happiness.

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One Response to “The Paradox of Choice – Why More Is Less”

  1. Katherine/Aunt Kathie Says:

    Brilliant. Thanks for sharing this.

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