The burden of choice is also a privilege. So many people in the world would kill to have more options and the freedom of choice, yet those who get it and when they have too many choices, they feel burdened.
The burden also comes from the increased effort required to collect all relevant information to make the decision or choice. You don’t want to miss out on anything. It can be exhausting.
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People are averse to making (objectively and subjectively) difficult choices because they don’t want the stress of weighing all the options or the responsibility of dealing with the eventual outcome — both, good and bad.
It makes us not want to make hard choices and come up with all kinds of adaptive ways of avoiding them.
There are two main types of decision-makers:
Each one has its benefits and drawbacks. Understanding which one you are can help improve your choices.
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