“Painful decisions are often painful largely because we haven’t made them yet.” Shankar Vedantam

“Painful decisions are often painful largely because we haven’t made them yet. Once we make a decision, we often wonder how we could have dreamed of choosing the other choice”

“That’s true for all of us. We agonize between two things that seem awfully close. We finally choose one. And in a small or medium amount of time, we look back and wonder how we could ever have been trying to decide between them. Why did we make that mistake of thinking the two alternatives were so close when they really far apart? The answer is that they weren’t really close or far apart. It’s just a matter of how you look at it.”

Listen to the interview: Hidden Brain — You 2.0: Decide Already!

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