Regret Analysis: The Retention of the Past

Right now, all over the world, there are well-meaning friends encouraging each other to leave their past behind them, to look to the future with sparkling optimism, and to bury yesteryear’s woes in the sands of time. However, we ought not forget this ageless proverb: Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat …

Choice Anxiety

Living in a culture of unlimited choice leads to dissatisfaction and anxiety, says professor Renata Salecl. The world of limitless options is immobilizing.1 The resulting “choice anxiety” can manifest itself in various ways. Here are two symptoms Salecl references: Addiction to idealism. In a sea of countless options we seek to cope with dissatisfaction by …