Overwhelmed with Choice

“Too many choices” is a favourite theme of mine.

I’m spending the next few weeks in Central America and wanted to brush up my Spanish by doing some more Pimsleur audio Spanish lessons. On the iTunes store I did a search for “pimsleur spanish”:

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Notice the scroll bar: there were roughly 200 matches, and they all look vaguely the same. I think I bought the right one for me, but I’ve got this lingering doubt that I chose poorly. Apparently this is a common reaction when given too many similar options to choose from.