We all have a choice
Yet in life
When we are presented with too many choices
We more likely end up not taking any
So if I have a choice
I would like to have only one choice presented to me
The single highest and best choice
Inspired by Chapter 21 – Less Is More (Paradox of Choice) in the book titled “The Art of Thinking Clearly” by Rolf Dobelli
The chapter summarises 3 main points about having a large selection of choices:
- A large selection leads to inner paralysis, causing one to be unable to come to a decision.
- It leads to poorer decisions – it was proven that the stress caused by this mind-boggling variety (in the example of online dating) is so large that the male brain reduces the decision to one single criterion: physical attractiveness.
- It leads to discontent – the more choices you have, the more unsure whether you are making the right choice and therefore dissatisfied you are afterward.
In this modern world where we are inundated with a wide variety of selections available to us, instead of always stressing ourselves over determining which is the best choice, perhaps making a “good enough” choice will suffice.