I love watching or listening to the ideas at TED: Ideas worth spreading. Today I was doing a little chore and listening to Barry Schwartz.
He has a funny but interesting idea about the secret to happiness, and the cause of unhappiness. He illustrates his findings by humorously talking about such diverse consumer products as salad dressings, blue jeans and stereo systems. cute witty slides also!
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Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz’s estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied…
Interesting stuff and his conclusion is that we make ourselves unhappy due to our expectations upon ourselves along with the demands to constantly make decisions. If you enjoy humor and thought provoking ideas. Please check it out TO LEARN WHAT BARRY SCHWARTZ SAYS IS THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS. I hope you enjoy and let me know how you enjoyed his talk.
Great TED talk, I’m going to search myself the right fish bowl now…