In “The Paradox of Choice,” Barry Schwartz explicates the difference between “maximizers” and “satisficers.” Maximizers are seemingly never satisfied with research, and thus they never arrive at contentment…when it comes to many decisions, they have paralysis by analysis. And when they finally do make a decision, they keep thinking about the alternatives.
This makes me reflect on TRT. So many – and I’m sometimes guilty of this myself – tinker ceaselessly. Even when you feel great, perhaps you could feel greater, so you keep messing with variables, missing the fact that human beings will never be or feel “perfect.” Life isn’t meant to be “perfect.” The struggle is part of what makes it meaningful.
When I see some say “I feel great on 100 mg/week,” whereas others are like “I still don’t feel dialed in at 250 mg with anavar,” I wonder if this could be attributable (at least somewhat) to personality differences…some are satisficers, others maximizers.
Am I onto something or improperly psychoanalyzing?