Some people believe that nowadays we have too many choices. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

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human civilisation, contemporary life offers a broad range of choices. It is believed that with so many alternatives at hand people have trouble making decisions, and I subscribe to
this
point of view, having eyewitnessed human behaviour in both retail and online. The most obvious, and often the most difficult choices we have to make in everyday life are related to the constantly growing variety of consumer goods.
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, an average mobile phone shop offers at least one hundred models, and even a well-informed customer might require additional help from a consultant.
Therefore
, people are forced to spend significant time
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making proper decisions. It requires more willpower,
however
, to resist multiple choices when it comes to obtaining information on the Internet, a source of data that no one could have possibly imagined 50 years ago. These choices not only clutter the mind
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but
also
pose a real threat to the well-being of someone trying to look up potentially harmful information.
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, the recent spread of anti-vaccination websites has already caused outbreaks of long-forgotten diseases in many regions of the world. To make things worse choice-wise, it is virtually impossible to tell how trustworthy a given website is, and for that reason, some people see the Internet as a hazard rather than a benefit. As time passes, people have to face increasing numbers of choices. I believe that it gets more and more difficult to make a choice, short of obtaining additional information, which in turn becomes yet another choice, ad infinitum.
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