White crop shirt: 3
Red flowered skirt: 3
Neutral birkenstocks: 13
Black button tank top: 2
Gray denim skirt: 2
Brown sandals: 4
This time last year: August 17. Thanks for reading!
Choices choices choices. Conventional wisdom says that the more choices, the better. Choices means freedom.
There’s a dark side to choice, too. Optional paralysis, when you have so many options it’s overwhelming, and you wind up second-guessing your choice. What if the other pair of pants was actually better?
Renata Salecl explores the ideology of choice in this TED Talk. The plethora of choices we face lead us to think about the imagined future. We construct an image of an idealized future of more success, freedom.
All these choices produce anxiety. Choice is linked to imagined loss as much as imagined success. There’s risk. The result of choices is unpredictable. With choices abounding, it can be easy to blame ourselves for making the wrong ones if times are tough.
She points out that we rarely make “rational” choices. Many of us choose by guessing what others would think, or we make the culturally accepted choice.
What resonates with you in this talk?
Black striped tank top: 3
Khaki shorts: 4
Neutral birkenstocks: 12
Blue dress: 1
Yellow cardigan: 2
Black birkenstocks: 15
This time last year: August 15 and 16.Thanks for reading!
Blue tank top: 3
White skirt: 2
Black birkenstocks: 12
White crop shirt: 2
Blue full skirt: 2
Neutral birkenstocks: 9
Inverse outfits, not only in color but in skirt-length!
This time last year: August 8 and 9. Thanks so much for reading!
Yellow beaded dress: 2
Black cardigan: 2
Brown sandals: 3
Black striped tank top: 2
Black linen skirt: 3
Neutral birkenstocks: 8
Like yesterday, I’m loving long, airy skirts during this warm weather. I accessorized the black-on-black with a blue embroidered headband.
This time last year: August 7. Thanks for reading!