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The paradox of Choice

Conventional wisdom tells us that greater choice is for the greater good, but Schwartz argues the opposite. 

Some of my own thoughts and questions are:

What impact does the willingness and ability to make a choice have?

How can one know how to make the best choice?

What new choices do you face then?

Can where you are at this very moment be the result of smaller choices made along the way?

Barry Schwartz presents a 20 minute lecture on the paradox of choice, in it he makes a compelling case that the abundance of choice in today’s western world is actually making us miserable.

I would imagine this can certainly help you increase the likelihood of experiencing more positive results when facing choices.

To learn more on this and more view the lecture.


Author: Eric

I have been married to my wife Laura since 1995, and live in Austin, Texas with our two children. I have participated in the sport of triathlon and investing for many years.

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