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If You Think Having Too Many Choices Is
Tyranny, Wait Until You Have Too Few

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Posted By: zoidberg, 5/29/2019 10:07:02 AM

A quarter-century ago, it was Walmart, Borders and Barnes & Noble bookstores, and a few other bricks-and-mortar retailers that touched off panics over "the tyranny of choice." Too many flavors of Pop-Tarts, don't you know, was the new slavery, paralyzing us mere homo sapiens, who had evolved really only to choose between strawberry, blueberry, and brown sugar–cinnamon (either with or without frosting). Suddenly the breakfast aisle was overflowing with a few dozen types of breakfast pastries and we just couldn't deal with it. "Choice no longer liberates," wrotepsychologist Barry Schwartz in a 2004 best-seller called The Paradox of Choice

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Highlander 5/29/2019 10:51:11 AM (No. 86281)
I once drove my girlfriend crazy because I would choose vanilla every time we went to Baskin-Robbins.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 5/29/2019 4:39:22 PM (No. 86483)
The idea that "too many choices" is any sort of a real problem is, in itself, literally nuts. Mr. Schwarz was an idiot, IMO.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: red1066 5/29/2019 6:40:18 PM (No. 86568)
The youngsters who love shopping for everything on line, are eventually going to wish they could see the products in person in a store. It's already happening here and there.
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