Political science professor Uriel Abulof cracks open the concepts of moral freedom and personal responsibility, while illuminating the ways in which relationships influence our choices. From how to handle decision paralysis, FOMO, and regret, to how to approach life’s biggest existential questions, Abulof—a Princeton research fellow—will enlighten you on the motivations behind the decisions we make.
What You'll Learn
How relationships can influence decision-making
What to do with regret, FOMO (fear of missing out), and decision paralysis
Better ways to approach major choices in your life
1. The Nature of Choices
Get introduced to the concepts of choice, moral freedom, and personal responsibility. Explore whether we are actually free to choose, what makes a choice good or bad, and how to navigate the demanding responsibilities of decision- making.
2. Influences on Our Choices
Discover the ways in which our relationships affect our decisions, and what other major factors may be impacting our choices—potentially without us even knowing.
3. What to do with Indecision
Learn how to deal with decision paralysis. Plus, explore the origin of FOMO, or fear of missing out, and decide whether it’s even a negative force.
4. Regret and Acceptance
Explore what we can do with regret, buyer’s remorse, and grass-is-greener pathology, in order to learn applicable strategies for accepting the choices we’ve made.
5. Navigating Relationships
Hear about ways to cultivate better relationships and balance self-care with care for others.
6. The Pursuit of Happiness
Discover whether happiness is really a good guide for decision-making. (Spoiler Alert: it might not be.) Plus, find out if there’s a way for us to be sure our choices are actually making the world a better place.
7. The Big Picture
Is there one thing we can do every day to help us make better decisions for the rest of our lives? Hear advice on how to approach some of life’s biggest decisions, like which job to take, and whether or not to have kids.