Essentialism is all about choice

When broken down, the philosophy of EssentialismEssentialism
The main philosophy explored in Book - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of lessBook - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of less

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author: Greg McKeown
title: Essentialism: the disciplined pursuit of less
year: [[2014]]





It is closely related to [[Deep Work]] and shares a lot of the same approaches (differentiating important ...
described in Book - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of lessBook - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of less

Metadata:

author: Greg McKeown
title: Essentialism: the disciplined pursuit of less
year: [[2014]]



comes down to one thing: choice.

As McKeown puts it: "choice is at the heart of what it means to be an essentialist". When going down the path of essentialists, we make difficult choices with regards to how we spend our time and what to cut out. The fact that the resulting live we have created is truly one formed by our choices is what makes the entire endeavor so empowering.

When we forfeit our right to choose, someone else will choose for usWhen we forfeit our right to choose, someone else will choose for us
This notion is brought up in the context of [[essentialism]] in [[Book - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of less]]. It is important to keep up boundaries in regards to the commitments and ac...

Even though he is an objectivist caricature, Bioshock's Andrew Ryan's final words mimic this idea: "A man chooses, a slave obeys"