This is a good, creatively-written piece on “indecision paralysis” (whatever you call the phenomenon – as it notes, it goes by many names). It reminds me of something similar I’ve read in terms of what immigrants from Eastern Bloc countries to the West would experience when they first went to a supermarket, and people would be like, “Isn’t it so great you have so many options for toothpaste now?!” and they’d respond like no, this does not enhance my life at all. For so many things, some options are good, too many is a burden.
Jessica Smith is a socialist and a feminist who loves animals, books, gaming, and cooking; she’s also interested in linguistics, history, technology and society.