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A collaboration of texts on Personal Choice
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Easter, 1916 by William Butler Yeats

Easter, 1916 by William Butler Yeats | Personal Choice | Scoop.it

This poem by Yeat's explores the consequences of a group's choice.

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Too much choice leaving us bewildered and depressed - Telegraph

Too much choice leaving us bewildered and depressed - Telegraph | Personal Choice | Scoop.it

Modern life is making us miserable because we have too much choice, claims new
This article explores the difficulty of assessing the worthiness of choices in our context.

 

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you wont be here, best friend (Good Will Hunting)(1997)

An extract from the film 'Good Will Hunting' explores the concept of Personal Choice. This text focuses on the impact of social and personal context on an individual choices.

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Sophie's Choice

Decisions can be difficult and they can often cause us to regret our decision. This film clip deals with the difficulty of choice, especially when given little freedom to choice your own path in life. 

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Alienation- artwork

This artwork conveys the impact of a group's decision to exclude another individual. Examine the body language of the young girl in the berka, what influences her chouces? How does the body language of the group convey their choice?

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Sophie's Choice | "The Choice"

Pivotal flashback scene from the film SOPHIE'S CHOICE (1982) starring Meryl Streep.

›Context: WWII

›Issue/ Choice: Which child?

›Influences: Fear, love, Nazi, behaviour

›Decision: Son

›Immediate consequences: Girl dies

›Long term consequences: Guilt, regret, misery…

 

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Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice

Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.
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