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Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Talk' started by _Simon_, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. dvcochran

    dvcochran Senior Master

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    I feel a little jealous of people/areas where there are a lot of MA school choices. I have to drive and hour to have more than the two style choices on our hometown.
    I hope you find a great place soon.
     
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    Thanks heaps :). Yeah I'm a bit spoiled for choice here, which may not be a good thing haha. There's a bunch of karate dojos, taekwondo, tang soo do, BJJ, wing chun, boxing, kickboxing, MMA, daito ryu, aikido, and probably more.. Even have John Will in the city (5-10min drive), a world-renowned instructor of BJJ/shoot fighting.

    Pros and cons to having so much choice available I guess haha..
     
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    Theres a good ted talk on the paradox of choice. Watched it initially like 7 years ago (or more)...gonna go see if i can find it
     
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    its from 2005 so i probably watched it closer to 10 years ago. Somehow remembered the title, so i found it super quick. Here you go

    The paradox of choice

    Might be good to keep it in mind as you continue your search
     
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    Ah thanks heaps mate, that looks fascinating, I'll have a watch soon hopefully!

    Yeah that makes sense too, the more choice the more paralysing and overwhelming it can be.
     
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    There’s a phrase for that - paralysis by over analysis. Not saying you fall under that or not though.
     
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    I don't recall if I've seen that one, but one interesting note about choice is that we tend to be less satisfied with our final decision if we have more choices.
     
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    You just summed up the entire talk in about one sentence :)
     
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    Glad to be of service.
     
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    Ah yep I know that one, and absolutely I do haha XD.
    Isn't that funny! I know it happens most time I'm ordering food if I'm out for dinner at a place with many many items on the menu, there's a hint of 'ahhhhh I should have ordered ______ ......."
     
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    I have a theory that this is part of why we tend to go back to someplace more once we have a favorite dish or two - little or no choice to make.
     
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    I bartended at an Italian restaurant for several years while in college and afterwards. Great food. The menu is several pages long. It took me no less that 10 minutes to decide what I was going to eat every shift. Seriously. And truth be told, I’d say I had the same thing at least 75% of the time. And I never got sick of it. I still go there semi-regularly. I still have to ponder what I’m having for about 10 minutes. Then I usually revert to my default - linguini with white clam sauce. Second choice is scungili fra diavlo. My wife finds it quite amusing. “How long did you work here for?” “They still have the exact same menu, right?” 7 years, and yes, same menu. I’d find it comical if it was the other way around.
     
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    I'm the opposite with places where I have a favorite. I'll pick up the menu out of habit, then look at it like it's in some alien script, and wonder why I ever picked it up.

    I really like the margherita pizza Brixx makes. Far more than is reasonable. Since the first time I had it, I don't think I've ever eaten anything else at a Brixx. Well, one time I did order a "tomato-basil flatbread" once, which the the waiter charmingly delivered as "your definitely-not-a-margherita-pizza flatbread".
     
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    I’ve got your thing at a few places too. You find something you like and you stick to it. I find myself asking why I don’t try something else to change it up every now and then. I usually don’t. Then I tell myself maybe I’m missing out on something better. Then once in a blue moon I’ll order something else. And guess what? It’s not as good. And I’m kicking myself in the a$$ for not going with the usual.

    Yeah... I’ve got issues.
     
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