What if you just don’t have the capacity to decide? What if you don’t have a prefrontal cortex? What if you’re, like, a teenager.
- I’m pretty sure I just made the world a better place (and it only cost me $4).
- What am I not stepping into and why?
- “Someday” and “never” have the same numerical value in that they both equal zero … and other highlights from “Decide.”
- Decisions: The School Uniform and Releasing Trapped Energy
- The big decisions will help guide the smaller decisions
- That thing you think is going to happen might not happen.
- When you change your mind, you change your mind
- The tiny little secret of the tipping point
- When are decisions triggered in the subconscious minds of children?
- Give a Voice to Your Truth and a Truth to Your Voice
- What if you just don’t have the capacity to decide? What if you don’t have a prefrontal cortex? What if you’re, like, a teenager.
- “Wait, I take that back.” Are our decisions reversible?
- Dictatorship or democracy? Which is better for decision-making?
- In a back alley brawl, “Decide” is going to win out over “Hope.”
- Decisions Beget Decisions
- What if the “primary” decisions became the “secondary” decisions?
- Simple but not easy
- Not Simple and Not Easy
- I can’t, uh, decide! Which cover for the “Decide” book!?
- If you build it, they will come. What if you decide? Will they come, too?
- My idea of a good time
- Decision-making, belief, and behavioral biases
- See, Feel, Know | Mind, Heart, Gut
Decisions are definitely a lot harder without a prefrontal cortex?
Maybe you had it surgically removed. Maybe you weren’t born with one. Maybe you just can’t decide. Maybe you’re a … teenager.
This brain region has been implicated in planning complex cognitive behavior, personality expression, decision making, and moderating social behavior. — Wikipedia
I have a teenager (and soon will have two). I’m pretty sure a surgeon came in the middle of the night and removed most of the logical thinking section of the brain. Forget planning.
“Far-reaching future scenario extrapolations based on current actions?”
Dude, dad, what are you talking about? When is food ready?
They have become alien beings and I can sit here and write about how decisions are made and the branches of the decision tree and how each is affected by the last decision and … you get the idea.
But I wanted to give you an out. Especially if you’re a teenager–or have had surgery.
This is your out. This is your excuse to decide to not decide.
But if you don’t fall into one of those classifications, keep turning the pages and let’s get on with it.
We have decisions to make.