Sunday Night Speech: The Paradox of Choice

Anyone who’s been to a grocery store in the past twenty years has noticed a broadening of our choices. Barry Schwartz, in this TED Talk from 2005, asks whether or not all these options are actually better for us (spoiler alert: he doesn’t think they are). We tend to assume that because some choice is good, more is better. But what happens when you take that thinking to its logical conclusion? How does it affect our self-worth, our search for everything from spouses to homes to vacation destinations, and our expectations for what life should look like.

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