To use one of my favorite expressions, ....

by Albert Haim

.... this is a lot of psychological claptrap.

- Brooks calls it freedom. I call it creativity. "Freedom in Parker’s music was the freedom to work within the melody and chords to make beautiful, life-affirming music." "life-affirming" What the h.... does that mean? "work within the melody and chords." Platitudes, platitudes.

- "the “paradox of choice” is a well-established phenomenon, in which consumers get less satisfaction beyond a certain number of product options because choosing itself requires energy and resources." Not me. I get great satisfaction of doing research before I choose a product, and find great satisfaction when the time and effort I spent choosing a product results in great success. Psycho babble has invaded the field of economics!

- "The lesson: To be truly free to enjoy the best things in life, set proper moral standards for yourself ..." Speak for yourself, Mr. Brooks. What moral standards do I need to be free to enjoy an opera or a sculpture or a painting? Preposterous.

Albert

Posted on Aug 31, 2017, 4:44 PM

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