Decision Fatigue

This requires a post a lot longer than I have time for now, but here are the links.  Read & enjoy.

Decision Fatigue

The Paradox of Expansive Choices

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3 Responses to Decision Fatigue

  1. Mollbot says:

    Your links never disappoint, MRS.

  2. Mad Rocket Scientist says:

    Thanks Mollbot, I do try. I wish I had more time for my own commentary, but life keeps me too busy to write much.

  3. Windy Wilson says:

    I remember a column about this about 5 years ago when I still read Salon. A woman wrote about this very issue, quoting her mother, “you have choices we never had”, in a discussion about the difficulty on committing to buying a baby stroller. My own sister in law, when my brother and I were choosing bathroom fixtures at Home Depot for a house we co-own, said something to the effect that, “in Romania we only had one choice.”

    I think we notice this more because of the perfectionist nature of many women, and the fear of making a “wrong choice”, as if buying the wrong bathroom faucet handle or baby stroller or jam for breakfast will cause a reaction like the Nazi at the Templar’s cave in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. “You have chosen unwisely.”

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