Weekend idea

Weekend idea: a thought-provoking book I’m reading [1] made the good point (with data to support) that the more choices we evaluate from a long list, the better our final conclusion, but the LESS HAPPY we are with the final choice. Very relevant for picking a meal from a long menu/UberEats, or a holiday from Airbnb/bookings, or the best book from Amazon, or lots more.

So here’s a suggestion: for your next choice when the answer doesn’t REALLY matter, and there are lots of choices, restrict yourself to finding e.g. FIVE plausible options, and then choose the best from those. And then be happy with the result!

[1] “Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong”, by Eric Barker