“This is why Bridge is an essential entrant into the multiverse genre. It demonstrates the one crucial flaw in the entire multiverse fantasy: human nature.”
Via New Scientist:
Social scientists have identified two main cognitive styles people fall into when making decisions. Maximisers endlessly obsess over the optimal choice; satisficers simply try to do the next right thing. Sometimes, less is more. Maximisers, it turns out, take longer to agonise about their decisions, sometimes becoming too overwhelmed to make a choice at all. They are also far more likely to regret the decision they made.