One would think that deciding between too much and not enough would be an easy decision, a no-brainer, as they say. However, I have not found that to always to be the case. Sometimes it’s very difficult to figure out. Let’s take, for example, deciding on a cable TV package. Do I go with just the basic package? Or should I select the extended tier or even the preferred tier? What about the sports package? Should I add a premium channel or two – or perhaps go for all of them?
It’s not an easy decision for me. I find myself constantly adding and subtracting channels, and upgrading and downgrading tiers. I’ll first decide that there’s nothing to watch, and then add something. Then I’ll decide that there’s still nothing to watch, and add something else. After all of that, I’ll notice that I’m not watching much TV anyway, and therefore paying for channels I’m not watching, so I will begin to subtract channels. Then the process begins all over again.
Now I can I understand why that cat in the well-known fable starved to death because he had too many choices of food. When you have too many choices, you’re always having to decide between too much and not enough. And that decision has always created a lot of stress for me.