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How do you stay sane with so many choices?

And I am not talking about choosing which item of dozens on the grocery store shelf or Consumer Reports review. Though that is a problem too. (All correct answers: Whatever is cheapest, most expensive, second cheapest, or weighs least.)

What I mean is… in general.

With great freedom comes the possibility of great existential angst. It’s the flip-side of the exciting possibilities.

One can do anything. Live anywhere. Youtube. Online degrees. Work from home.

Having limited or no options is no good either of course, so I think we are left with learning how to deal with this increasingly common reality. Kids have to confront this at school, and I think SVS is good because it embraces this, but I think it more comes from a culture in the family.

Related: It’s dangerous to go to college far away because you might meet a spouse and then guess what, your parents/families will probably be far apart and that’s a HUGE pain.

SEE ALSO:

Voluntary Simplicity

Stuck in Place
http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/why-moving-less-means-easier-climate-adaptation-and-less-holiday-flying

Pulling a geographic
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/realestate/28cov.html?pagewanted=all

Welcome to the Failure Age
“We are a strange species, at once risk-averse and thrill-seeking, terrified of failure but eager for new adventure.” http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/16/magazine/welcome-to-the-failure-age.html

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