Isn’t the world we live in amazing?

We have so much stuff. So many choices as to what we can buy, what we can eat, what we can wear, etc. , etc.

But is having all these choices really a good thing?

Certainly having the freedom to choose is a good thing. Freedom of choice is critical to our well being.

So why then are people so depressed?

Could it be that having too many choices has led to more anxiety?

And now with the internet there is no shortage of information available if you want to make a purchase. And there are those that will research a purchase to death. Think how hard it is to buy a car, or a new flat screen TV. Good grief!

What about picking the right course in university or even high school now?

Where to travel on your next vacation. What hotel to stay at.

Hell, even try to choose a breakfast cereal is a daunting task!

The overwhelming number of choices often just leads to confusion, anxiety, and unhappiness and even loneliness.

Fewer choices is better.

Pick one book and read it until it is finished.

Have a short to-do list. Three items per day.

Have a weekly meal plan and keep it simple.

You must not focus on what you might be missing out on if you don’t choose a particular option.

“Yeah, but what if that television is better??”

Sound familiar? Let it go.

There are no wrong choices; only the fear of making a wrong choice.

Follow the path of voluntary simplicity.

And one of the best ways to do this is by limiting the choices you have.

Every path you take is the perfect path.

Please share this and share your thoughts.

“Live Simply”


2 thoughts on “Why Having Too Many Choices Is A Bad Thing

  1. Choose one book and read it until it is finished. This sums up so much for me. I will not try and explain but thanks for the wise words in this post. Maybe you are not the first person to write them but you are the person who has got me thinking and put things in such a way that I can learn from and take action. Cheers, Wendy

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