- Jan 16, 2015
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Yeah, I feel ya. There's a middle ground in there, somewhere. But there's also the process of figuring yourself out and moving in the direction of doing what makes you happy and helps you reduce anxiety, whether that's decision paralysis or a lack of choice.To the extent that one gives thought to what they wear, and unless they have crafted an identity based upon a uniform, the lack of choice leads to boredom in its redundancy. For me, it also leads to anxiety, as I panic in thinking "I don't have anything to wear that is appropriate to X activity I am doing", but that's an outcome of my how I was raised.
By contrast, I can see how a panoply of choice can itself lead to decision paralysis. In my case, I conveniently overlook what I have in the constant pursuit for novelty and the next "better" thing, so the anxiety is more in the obligation I set on myself to seek out that next thing. Once you get into customizations, as I've recently found, that anxiety is only amplified.