Everybody Needs A Fish Bowl

Thought Catalog

At the beginning of the year I was watching a Ted Talk about the Paradox of Choice. The basic concept is that even though it is better to have the possibility of choice, having too many options actually decreases happiness and satisfaction. Let’s imagine a fish bowl. It might look too confined for a fish. What if we dropped the fish into the Ocean? Its immensity will actually provoke paralysis.

I see myself in the middle of the Ocean, in this paradox of having several options regardless of any constraints, where I find myself incapable of taking any action or making a decision. Have you ever been to Rome? When you try to cross the street nobody seems to care about transit rules. You look right, left, front and you don’t know when or how to cross the street without being hit by a car or a scooter. Too many…

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