“You have to make the right choice. As long as you don’t choose, everything remains possible”-9 Year Old Nemo
In Western society we presume that more choice means better options and greater happiness in our lives. However, we should beware of excessive choice: choice overload can make us question the decisions we make before we even make them, it can set us up for unrealistically high expectations, and it can make us blame ourselves for any and all failures. In the long run, this can lead to a sort of decision-making paralysis. And in a culture that tells us that there is no justification for falling short of perfection when your options are infinite, too much choice can actually lead to clinical depression.
Over the past two decades, the use of antidepressants in America in particular, has skyrocketed. 1 in 10 Americans now takes an antidepressant medication; among women in…
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