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[personal profile] mrsbrown
I just watched "Why we make bad decisions" (I'm making lots of them at the moment) and, at the very end he answers a question about how to get people interested in making a positive decision about the future.

I'm impressed with myself, because it's a technique I use all of the time; I imagine how I'm going to feel in a week or a year, when I'm suffering the consequences of some half arsed decision.  I learned it from renovating - making a decision that I was too tired to fully clean the grout off the tiles I'd just grouted and then sitting on the toilet for the next 2 years wishing that I'd done a better job.

Date: 2015-08-21 04:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pheloniusfriar
It's a simple technique, but a powerful one. Kind of ties back to the basic principle of karma as well: that what we do comes back on us eventually... whether it be good or bad. No mysticism is required for this interpretation though. While it's a straightforward idea for sure, it can be damnably tricky to actually adhere to.

Date: 2015-08-21 07:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] montjoye
It's a jolly useful technique. I do it quite consciously, but I can make it work better for some topics than others.

Date: 2015-08-21 10:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sjkasabi
Speaking of decisions, have you decided when you're having a birthday gathering?

Date: 2015-08-25 10:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tcpip
Of course, when one is tired the first thing they must do is not make any decisions. I remember deciding one night in 2003 to install to change my Linux distribution.. Back in the day when device drivers weren't exactly the best. Ahh, that was a cause of a very late night.

On the other hand.. Happy birthday!
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