From the book, "Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Constantly Changing World," by L. Mlodinow
The difference between "Where is Paris" and "Where would you like to go on vacation" demonstrates elastic thought.
One is a fact, the other requires you to combine facts with preferences.
The need to make your own measures for a choice is elastic.
To make better decisions and for happiness:
Not being a maximizer helps us preserve brain power. [Choose good enough instead of perfect]. Taking too much time to gather all information leads to second guessing.
Good enough = happier
To improve on elastic thinking: