Now we have more and more choices on music, series and almost everything. But recently, after dropping the usage of online services, I found that I feel more calm, and most importantly, time goes slower.
For example, now I listen to radio 106.7 “Radio Classique” instead of looking for good classical music on Deezer. And I feel I’m really listening to music, rather than thinking what to listen next. More or less the same effect of using an old school MP3.
So, this makes me think that maybe, if we have less choice, we could have more liberty in our lives. This is to say, we are not hijacked by online services, who wants us to spend the longest time possible on them. With less time spent on choosing music or, platform or even being distracted by messages and other apps on your phone, listening to varieties of music chosen by a radio that you trust will make you learn more about music. A little bit like the concept of Costco. They give you less choice most of the time, and let you discover some surprising products that you are not planning to buy.
With less choice, you have more time to enjoy the things you do have, so you don’t get overwhelmed by too much stuff.