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.
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.