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『The Art of Choosing』(2011)
/ Sheena Iyengar
(Grand Central Publishing, p.368)
『The Art of Choosing』
-A Stranger in Strange Lands
Ask yourself: When making a choice, do you first and
foremost consider what you want, what will make you happy,
or do you consider what is best for you and the people around you? ...
Where we fall on this continuum is very much a product of
our cultural upbringing and the script we are given for how to
choose - in making decisions, are w told to focus primarily
of the "I" or on the "we?”
Their definitions of happiness and the criteria by which
they judge the success of their marriages are based on
the scripts they were handed by their parents and culture.
Erich Fromm argues that freedom is composed of two
complementary parts. A common view of freedom is
that it means "freedom from the political, economic,
and spiritual shackles that have bound men."...
In contrast to this "freedom from," Fromm identifies
an alternate sense of freedom as an ability;
the "freedom to" attain certain outcomes and
realize our full potential.
“Freedom from" and "freedom to" don't always go together,
but one must be free in both senses to obtain full benefit
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