Creativity Life & Philosophy

Less is best

We achieve breakthroughs because of restraints, not because of profundity.

There’s a reason we feel happy when someone removes the cashews at a party; given a choice, we’d keep chowing down on them.

A surfeit of choice creates self-control problems. When we have a limited offer on what we can use, eat, etc., we’re more careful in our entire approach.

Constriction is a passport to better decision making, a challenge of a challenge, that forces us to innovate or cope with what we already have.

Everything else appears as a pleasant surprise.

By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.