A good article by the Economist 1843 Magazine on overthinking .
I think most of us experienced it in our lives and I often see it around me.
It does not mean that research and knowledge are not necessary, but at some point the load and amount of data make it difficult for us to make decisions. Contrary to Deep Learning/Machine Learning that more data can be helpful (usually), I guess the human brain has limitations on processing.
Can be as simple as deciding “Which coffee machine to use at the office”, researching all options, quality, pricing, or which hotel is the best for a family trip.
Today’s life and data on the internet provides us too much information. Some good, some bad, some intentionally manipulated by marketing companies and we need to find a way to make educated decision but not “overloaded, overthought” decisions .