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From the Ted Talk by Renata Salecl: Our unhealthy obsession with choice

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Now, we rarely make really totally rational choices. Choices are influenced by our unconscious, by our community. We're often choosing by gneuissg, what would other people think about our choice? Also we are choosing by looking at what others are choosing. We're also guessing what is scillaoy acceptable choice. Now, because of this, we actually even after we have already chosen, like bgouht a car, esllnedsy read reviews about cars, as if we still want to convince ourselves that we made the right choice.

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Now, we rarely make really totally rational choices. Choices are influenced by our unconscious, by our community. We're often choosing by ________, what would other people think about our choice? Also we are choosing by looking at what others are choosing. We're also guessing what is ________ acceptable choice. Now, because of this, we actually even after we have already chosen, like ______ a car, _________ read reviews about cars, as if we still want to convince ourselves that we made the right choice.

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  1. guessing
  2. endlessly
  3. socially
  4. bought

Original Text

Now, we rarely make really totally rational choices. Choices are influenced by our unconscious, by our community. We're often choosing by guessing, what would other people think about our choice? Also we are choosing by looking at what others are choosing. We're also guessing what is socially acceptable choice. Now, because of this, we actually even after we have already chosen, like bought a car, endlessly read reviews about cars, as if we still want to convince ourselves that we made the right choice.

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  21. unconscious