Seven Ways That Choice Makes Your Life Hell, Part 2

Very few things in this world are one-sided, all good or all bad. In Part 1 of this series I introduced the idea that the extraordinary human power of choice can lead us into our own personal hell.

Barry Schwartz has written an insightful book on the dark side of choice, called The Paradox of […]

Why Can’t We Enjoy Life’s Simple Pleasures?

Addicted to Extremes

Turn up the volume. That’s our answer to every need.

Why are we addicted to extremes?

Look around. Our senses are assaulted daily by a mountain of sensations, and our minds are overloaded with information.

And it’s not simply the quantity of sensations, or the speed with which we encounter them. They’re […]