choice overload

From “Twentysomething: Why Young Adults Seem Stuck?”, as referenced from the article in the New Yorker (emphasis mine).

Choice overload… makes people: worry about later regretting the choice they make (If there are twelve things I could do tonight, any one of them might end up being more fun than the one I choose);set them up for higher expectations (If I choose this party out of those twelve things, it had damn well better be fun); makes them think about the road not taken (Every party not attended could contain someone I wish I’d met); and leads to self-blame if the outcome is bad.

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About tidewater

thirty-something, mostly single, finding a path.
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