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Too Many Choices Makes Me Crazy

I must share this with my friends; this video is excellent, even better than excellent, because it tells me why sometimes I am unhappy.

Watch the video below called:
"Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice



I have two hammocks on my Hotel Balcony, the choice is simple, and I am happier.

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San Pedro, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Sunday, June 6, 2010
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com
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I am studying a paradox of my own, I have lived in about 700 hotel rooms in my last 12 years of travel, and there is one premise that is false.
"The more you pay, the better the room." or maybe said,
"You get what you pay for."

The reason is this, a Hotel owner does not enter all the Hotels, truthfully, they have no idea the quality of the Hotel next door, they prices rooms according to what they feel is correct. A person who is from the USA will price the same room 10 times more than a local, there is almost an irrelevant relation between price and quality.

There is a placebo effect on rooms though, and I am not sure it is possible to explain this away, the person who pays the most, generally feels they were in great room. Hotels are like this, the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing, or the Hotel on the left, does not know what the Hotel on the right is doing.

Too Many Choices Makes Me Crazy

Gadget

I pay 50 Quetzals per day, therefore for a 30 day month, paying 50 Q per day, it is 1500.

1,500.00 GTQ = 187.219 USD

I am laughing, there is a man next door who has an apartment in the building for 100 dollars per month. He moves out on Wednesday, I am thinking...

There is a push and pull for me, I like to move around, so committing for one month is not needed, plus I can afford to pay 87 more dollars for mobile freedom.

One U.S. dollars is about 8 Quetzals, I have not asked the monthly rate, but I think maybe 1200 or 1000.

Ooops, I am in the Hotel San Antonio, it is on the water more or less.


Gadget

Yes, I figure out how much the average person earns per day, the figure they cannot pay more than 25 percent of that number for rent.

This is the Goal amount I would want to pay for these countries for an Apartment with Stove and Fridge, and maybe half that for just a room.

Afghanistan --- 17.63
Albania --- 84.25
Algeria --- 62.65
Angola --- 36.06
Antigua and Barbuda --- 174.29
Argentina --- 168.74
Armenia --- 31.6
Australia --- 391.01
Austria --- 287.05
Azerbaijan --- 29.08
Bahamas --- 211.32
Bahrain --- 0
Bangladesh --- 17.34
Barbados --- 152.2
Belarus --- 50.08
Belgium --- 387.45
Belize --- 109.87
Benin --- 32.18
Bhutan --- 32.24
Bolivia --- 48.8
Bosnia and Herzegovina --- 97.64
Botswana --- 56.67
Brazil --- 86.2
Brunei --- 0
Bulgaria --- 82.99
Burkina Faso --- 37.32
Burundi --- 1.91
Cambodia --- 13.81
Cameroon --- 27.92
Canada --- 333.58
Cape Verde --- 40.38
Central African Republic --- 7.58
Chad --- 29.75
Chile --- 111.62
People's Republic of China --- 0
Republic of China (Taiwan) --- 245.14
Colombia --- 105.08
Comoros --- 31.29
Democratic Republic of the Congo --- 8.45
Republic of the Congo --- 39.6
Costa Rica --- 82.58
Côte d'Ivoire --- 29.3
Croatia --- 166.83
Cuba --- 4.71
Cyprus --- 245.59
Northern Cyprus N/A --- 0
Czech Republic --- 139.56
Denmark --- 478.29
Djibouti --- 0
Dominica --- 156.43
Dominican Republic --- 30.88
East Timor --- 105.86
Ecuador --- 117.02
Egypt N/A --- 0
El Salvador --- 43.79
Equatorial Guinea N/A --- 0
Eritrea --- 14.63
Estonia --- 117.6
Ethiopia --- 23.42
Fiji --- 0
Finland --- 0
France --- 360.88
Gabon --- 63.86
The Gambia --- 33.68
Georgia --- 5.53
Germany --- 0
Ghana --- 16.58
Greece --- 274.97
Grenada --- 135.8
Guatemala --- 58.01
Guinea --- 0
Guinea-Bissau --- 19.34
Guyana --- 55.77
Haiti --- 16.25
Honduras --- 165.68
Hong Kong --- 161.49
Hungary --- 133.09
Iceland --- 0
India N/A --- 0
Indonesia --- 22.6
Iran --- 136.09
Iraq --- 27.37
Ireland --- 365.2
Israel --- 263.69
Italy --- 0
Jamaica --- 79.29
Japan --- 226.58
Jordan --- 59.49
Kazakhstan --- 28.93
Kenya --- 17.88
Kiribati --- 236.53
North Korea N/A --- 0
South Korea --- 230.28
Kosovo --- 41.49
Kuwait --- 172.6
Kyrgyzstan --- 5.24
Laos --- 21.58
Latvia --- 105.92
Lebanon --- 139.93
Lesotho --- 14.86
Liberia N/A --- 0
Libya --- 23.65
Liechtenstein— --- 0
Lithuania --- 112.58
Luxembourg --- 415.01
Republic of Macedonia --- 0
Madagascar --- 21.58
Malawi --- 10.66
Malaysia --- 89.53
Maldives --- 67.97
Mali --- 26.98
Malta --- 281.42
Marshall Islands N/A --- 0
Mauritania --- 41.14
Mauritius --- 36.43
Mexico --- 37.19
Micronesia --- 53.42
Moldova --- 16.64
Monaco N/A --- 0
Mongolia --- 40.83
Montenegro --- 31.4
Morocco --- 57.1
Mozambique N/A --- 0
Myanmar --- 8.42
Namibia --- 0
Nauru N/A --- 0
Nepal --- 43.64
Netherlands --- 394.58
New Zealand --- 350.67
Nicaragua --- 46.46
Niger --- 29.26
Nigeria --- 28.91
Norway --- 0
Oman --- 114.31
Pakistan --- 62.05
Palau --- 106.85
Panama --- 86.63
Papua New Guinea --- 63.1
Paraguay --- 139.54
Peru --- 89.4
Philippines --- 42.7
Poland --- 170.73
Portugal --- 192.06
Qatar --- 0
Romania --- 71.42
Russia --- 57.92
Rwanda --- 10.95
Saint Kitts and Nevis --- 171.12
Saint Lucia --- 26.22
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines --- 89.4
Samoa --- 68.94
San Marino --- 326.12
São Tomé and Príncipe --- 17.49
Saudi Arabia --- 121.66
Senegal --- 32.63
Serbia --- 95.53
Seychelles --- 130.71
Sierra Leone --- 4.5
Singapore --- 0
Slovakia --- 128.94
Slovenia --- 200.88
Solomon Islands --- 21.14
Somalia --- 0
South Africa --- 52.62
Spain --- 232.38
Sri Lanka --- 34.73
Sudan --- 22.19
Suriname --- 80.12
Swaziland --- 18.18
Sweden --- 0
Switzerland --- 318.72
Syria --- 55.79
Tajikistan --- 10.95
Tanzania --- 34.68
Thailand --- 47.42
Togo --- 28.77
Tonga --- 0
Trinidad and Tobago --- 66.88
Tunisia --- 61.91
Turkey --- 151.56
Turkmenistan --- 51.92
Tuvalu --- 57.6
Uganda --- 2.22
Ukraine --- 52.87
United Arab Emirates --- 0
United Kingdom --- 459.76
United States --- 309.86
Uruguay --- 64.56
Uzbekistan --- 11.98
Vanuatu --- 109.97
Venezuela --- 157.58
Vietnam --- 21.66
Western Sahara N/A --- 0
Yemen --- 0
Zambia --- 21.43
Zimbabwe N/A --- 0