Our world is no longer responsible for giving us a rubbish selection to choose from.
Now we are responsible for our selections in life.
And if we make a bad one, we have no one to blame, other than ourselves. We think to ourselves “Damn, why did I pick this lens… I could've got that other one, and be finding this shooting environment so much easier to be in”.
“If only I got that wide angle lens, instead of this crap macro lens”
Now we make choices and regret them, for reasons like “if only I went for that other brand, maybe I would be finding this easier”. Or flip it round, we end up getting paralysed by the vast amount of choice.
I like to call it “Paralysis by Analysis”.
Couldn't this be true of our day to day, life decisions?
Have you ever been in a situation where you had so much choice that you ended up not choosing anything at all?
Have you ever made a choice and then seriously regretted it because you feel you could've made a better choice?
My friend, Barry Schwartz, does a fantastic job of explaining this conundrum and why it is that this has now become the case.
Watch the video below and maybe become enlightened on the subject!