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.

Tags: , , , , ,

Categories: Sunday Night Speech

Follow TTAF

Subscribe to our RSS feed and social profiles to receive updates.

No comments yet.

We want to hear from you, leave your thoughts below.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: