The Paradox of Choice

In this twenty-eighth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler discuss the "paradox of choice", which is the idea that having a greater range of options - usually looked at as a good thing - often makes people less able to choose and less happy with the choices they make.

They discuss Barry Schwartz's conception of this in terms of consumer purchasing in his book titled "The  Paradox of Choice, and then broaden consideration of this problematic to a number of other fields. After that, they discuss how resources and insights from philosophy can help us avoid falling into the paradox of choice and to be happier with the choices we do make. 

Show Music is by Scott Tarulli -
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