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Renata Salecl:
Our unhealthy obsession with choice

TEDGlobal 2013 · 15:02 · Filmed Jun 2013
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Renata Salecl: Our unhealthy obsession with choice
15:02 · Filmed June 2013 at TEDGlobal 2013 · Subtitles available in 19 languages

We face an endless string of choices, which leads us to feel anxiety, guilt and pangs of inadequacy that we are perhaps making the wrong ones. But philosopher Renata Salecl asks: Could individual choices be distracting us from something bigger—our power as social thinkers? A bold call for us to stop taking personal choice so seriously and focus on the choices we're making collectively.

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Sociologist and philosopher Renata Salecl scrutinizes our individual and societal neuroses, and suggests ways out of our current paralysis. Full bio
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