In the United States, we place a high value on our independence, on our ability to choose for ourselves, and to have things the way we want them when we want them. And while I know I’m speaking in broad strokes and this doesn’t necessarily describe every US citizen, it does in many ways describe us as a whole. But this is not necessarily a shared value around the world. Why is it so hard for us to make decisions? Listen in.
Links + Resources From This Episode:
- Literary London with Tsh Oxenreider
- In Europe, little refrigerators hold a grand reason for less waste by Evan Kleiman for the LA Times
- Sheena Iyengar’s TED Talk The Art of Choosing and her book by the same title
- How cultures around the world make choices by Amy S. Choi
- What’s Your Decision? by Fathers Michael Sparough and Tim Hipskind
- Grab a copy of my book The Next Right Thing
- Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman
We all approach decision-making differently. Want to know your decision-making personality? Take the short decision-making style quiz.