Paradox of Choice
Friendship is something that has been around for a very long time. Saying so the possibilities of forming new friendships seem endless when nowadays people can become friends on Facebook, can meet through chat rooms, and just about anywhere. This leads me to my belief that in the present time having more friends is less. In a Barry Schwartz video he states, “It turns out that if the options get large enough, the good news turns to bad news.” This heavily relates to friendship and when people are so quick to let others into their lives and do not consider the outcomes of sharing your life with essentially a complete stranger. Schwartz additionally states that what got him thinking about choice is what, “it might be about choice that could produce negative rather than positive psychological consequences.” . It comes down to really knowing an individual at the end of the day and if you are spending time with people you hardly know how happy are you going to be versus if you were spending time with one individual that happens to know you a little better than yourself sometimes.
Having fewer friends rather than more allows for liberation. Having fewer friends makes me feel free to be who I am rather than having an abundance of friends and having to put on a different façade when spending time different people. I feel that you shouldn’t have to act a certain way in a friendship. I feel that if someone is truly your friend they will want you to be comfortable around them as well as vice versa so a connection can be formed, not an alliance.
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