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So many subscriptions and not enough time

I will go straight to the point. I am subscribed to way too many services. I don’t even have a handle on how many things with which I have a recurring monthly relationship. It’s a bit much. And, I am very much aware that this is the case for million of other people. I know this to be true as I have seen many commercials on Hulu (one of my many atreaming subscriptions) for new apps that help you manage your subscription services. When I have seen such commercial advertisements, I have laughed. Now I wrinkle my nose wondering if I need those services. That is how schadenfreude feels.

Let’s get real. Many people got tid of cable because they felt oppressed by these cable companies. They wanted to feel free to lower their costs and select what is important to them. Turns out that with this a la carte approach, many people are perhaps paying just as much or more. I have to admit, I’m semi-gleeful at such a silly outcome. This is what one would call an unintended consequence. We think a new solution will be better, but we fail to anticipate all the possible paths that inevitably turn out to have some negative repercussions.

Now, we have way too many subscriptions. To everything. Not just streaming networks. We have subscriptions to notes management applications, as well as to password managers because of all the accounts we now have and to different news articles. I don’t believe we have the time for so many subscriptions. And, furthermore, it appears we have just cluttered our phones and minds even more.

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  1. LeSSoN of Humanity Most Dear Miriam
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