“Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they’re big, flashing signs that something needs to change.”~G Rubin

Many Vintage Signs, Processed for A Vintage Feel.
Many Vintage Signs, Processed for A Vintage Feel.

This image reminds me of a funny yet thought-provoking TED talk that I watched. Basically, the speaker has studied choice and the prolific number of choices  that we now face on a daily basis and in so many areas.  He has come up with a premise that while people believe that numerous or unlimited choices make their life so much better,  in reality too many choices can lead to dissatisfaction. “The grass is greener on the other side, maybe the choice I made is not the best, there are so many choices that I will choose not to make one”, etc.  According to his studies, people are actually no happier now than a number of decades ago, when choices were less abundant and people had more societal expectations of “how things should be”.  Choices have run amok in people’s lives creating confusion and disillusion.  So many choices, so much second guessing! I agree with him to a certain extent.  I like options, choices, alternatives but sometimes it is nice to let go of the holy grail of trying to find perfection among all these choices we are bombarded with and just be happy with what we have.  Gratitude for the imperfect is underrated.



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