Each 'Choose-day' we will investigate the process by which we can reassess our activity and interaction with the world of plurality and become more congruent within our personality.
Here is the second in the little TED talks series on different views on the subject of choice. This talk is a decade old now, but the principles are absolutely on track with Vedantic thinking as to the idea that we must actually limit our choices in order to gain a more secure standing and feel in control of our lives. Indeed, if you read yesterday's AUM-day post, you will understand that the 'choices' being discussed are directly related to our vaasana-system and it is by reducing vaasanas that we can regain some control over our life, reducing stress at the very least, growing spiritually at best.
"In his 2004 book The Paradox of Choice , Barry Schwartz tackles one of the great mysteries of modern life: Why is it that societies of great abundance — where individuals are offered more freedom and choice (personal, professional, material) than ever before — are now witnessing a near-epidemic of depression?Conventional wisdom tells us that greater choice is for the greater good, but Schwartz argues the opposite: He makes a compelling case that the abundance of choice in today's western world is actually making us miserable." (source; TED profiles)