The Paradox of Choice

I love the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. They’ve started doing videos lately:

I don’t actually experience this particular sorrow very often, because I live mostly inside my own head—never been much of a sensation seeker. Still, ‘onism’ is a handy shorthand for both the fear of missing out, and the paradox of choice—that every choice made, every path taken, implies many other choices rejected, other turnings passed by, and the greater your awareness of choice—the bigger a world you inhabit, thanks to the media, the internet, and the tales of your adventurous friends—the greater your sense of loss.

The video captures those feelings wonderfully—most impressive.

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