The paradox of choice

Psychologist Barry Schwartz has written a book, The Paradox of choice: Why more is less, describing a serious side effect of our culture that offers us so much freedom through infinite choices without limits.  We are given so many options, so many choices, that they paralyze us and we become preoccupied with selecting the right option, making … Continue reading The paradox of choice

Guilt and sentimental attachment

One of the hardest things about getting rid of stuff I don't use or need is that a lot of times, that stuff I don't use or need was a gift from someone I care about and I don't want to insult anyone by getting rid of things they gave me. I've been carrying around … Continue reading Guilt and sentimental attachment