less free will makes us happy apparently

Barry Schwartz, author of The Paradox of Choice, has done extensive research on how happiness and how choice affects it. In his talk at TED, he explained that when people make choices with no option to reverse the choice, they end up much happier. They actually make themselves happier about their decision.

This is really profound and really cool. I think it says a lot about the divorce rate. It's much harder to find happiness (or convince yourself of it) if you think you can change your mind at any time. If you recognise it as a life-long decision, you will find more happiness--according to his research anyways.


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