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Dedicated : the case for commitment in an age of infinite browsing / Pete Davis.

Davis, Pete, 1989- (author.).

We browse through countless options on Netflix, unable to commit to watching any given movie--and losing time skimming reviews and considering trailers. Davis argues that this is the defining characteristic of the moment: keeping our options open. And this culture of restlessness and indecision is causing tension in the lives of young people today: We want to keep our options open, and yet we yearn for the purpose, community, and depth that can only come from making deep commitments. Weaving together examples from history, personal stories, and applied psychology, Davis offers a meaningful answer to our modern frustrations and a practical path to joy. -- adapted from jacket

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  • ISBN: 9781982140915
  • ISBN: 1982140917
  • Physical Description: xi, 258 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Avid Reader Press paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Avid Reader Press, 2022.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Two cultures -- The pleasures of infinite browsing mode -- The pains of infinite browsing mode -- Between liberation and dedication -- Long-haul heroism -- A tour of the counterculture -- The fear of regret and the freedom of purpose -- The fear of association and the comfort of friends -- The fear of missing out and the joy of depth -- Open options economics: money versus particular things -- Open options morality: indifference versus honor -- Open options education: advancement versus attachment -- The flood and the forest -- An invitation.
Subject: Commitment (Psychology)
Choice (Psychology)
Decision making > Psychological aspects.
Genre: Self-help publications.

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