The Abundance of Choice

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I feel like having too many choices hurts us in the long run. If we have multiple options, we wrestle with ourselves to make a decision as opposed to if we didn’t have any options at all. It’s easier to pick a car to buy if there is one or two to choose from but if we have a decent size budget, the number of possibilities are endless.

What kind of car? Which color? Which color? Which brand? What add-one are you going to pick?

How many reviews are you going to go through?

And the abundance of choice doesn’t have to apply to cars. Think of how many strollers are out there, movies/tv shows, and even trying to find a place to eat with your friends.

Sometimes, it paralyzes us even though it should help us. Sad but true.
I’ve wasted so much time recently trying to figure out which iPhone case to get. I didn’t want something too bulky or flashy. I must’ve spent countless hours (yes, hours) going through reviews on Amazon and Best Buy. And which one did I chose in the end? A no-name brand that was only $10 and only had a few reviews.

That’s my life in a nutshell. I don’t do this with everything I buy but I’m trying my best to pull myself out of the situation when I find myself starting to go down the rabbit hole.

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INFJ. Former tour manager. Geek. Soccer. Co-Founder of Mouth Off Network. Host of the Onward and Upward podcast. Freelance writer and digital media guy.

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