This post is about decisions.
When and how do we decide?
Have we already made decisions since before we learned the words to describe them with?
What happened before we made our first?
It doesn’t do arguments.
Nor should you.
The word-users measure our own IQ.
Why don’t we measure energy’s IQ instead?
There exist more choices than anyone can handle.
Some want more of the same.
Are you one of them?
We don’t make choices.
We make decisions.
It’s our decisions that determine our destiny.
Choices have got nothing to do with it.
Every decision is about how we respond.
WHAT YOU WANT
When you know what you want, many decisions are already made.
Visits each of the above one by one.
All kinds of things are being said about decisions.
Depending on what is saying them, and what to believe is a question of character and personal preference, to each their own.
Decisions, part 2
Just as our children begin before they are born, so your decisions begin before they are made.
Before DECISION even appears on the scene, the stars on the stage are ENERGY, INTELLIGENCE, and CHOICE.
Energy cannot be destroyed.
Meanwhile, it invents as shown above.
As far as we can tell, it even invented itself.
Like it or not, what energy does is outside of our control.
Energy doesn’t need us, we need it, not because we’re free, but because we’re energy, too.
Energy, part 2
Energy is wordless.
It’s been around for 99.9997% of Earth-Time (the 4.65 billion years since the birth of Earth).
Words and word users have been around for 0.0003% of Earth-Time (the most recent 13,750 years).
Makes you wonder how energy has…
- without words
- without a day at school
…managed the first 99.9997% of Earth-time without us?
And how have we…
- with words
- with schools
…mismanaged in just 0.0003% of Earth-Time the Earth into its current state?
Makes you wonder what words and schools are for, doesn’t it?
Energy, part 3
- In the solar system, the sun is energy in the form of 90% hydrogen.
- The mass of the sun is estimated at 1.989 x 10^30 kg, meaning 99.8% of the solar system is energy.
- The word-users sometimes mistake energy for gods.
I have no clue why that is, but suspect it’s enough energy for the future word-users — provided the sun doesn’t disappear first.
Energy, part 4
While energy invented the planet and everything on it for reasons only energy knows, our ancestors used their energy in turn to invent everything After Words.
At the end of the word-users-made inventions, the internet, formerly the world wide web, gobbles up and spits out more words faster than anything invented for that purpose before.
Of course, the word-accelerators are not the only thing that the word-users invented. On the contrary, we’ve also invented more words and fictional figures than anyone can handle. Of course, fictional words include life, and fictional figures Mad Hatter, Gods, Devils, Santa Claus, James Bond, Little Red Riding Hood, Superwoman, Frankenstein, and many more, to name a few.
What next is anybody’s guess, as in the past, to each their own.
Energy, part 5
Energy doesn’t do arguments because it doesn’t have words.
Arguments take words and word-users, the only animal that builds schools to learn words for its children born like every other animal, wordless.
Energy invented us, rather than the other way ‘round, ytheet we measure our IQ instead of the energy’s.
How many examples do you know of a less intelligent thing measuring the intelligence of a more intelligent thing?
Some word-users claim that energy has done a shoddy job in creating evolution.
I don’t think so, because if that were true, all clouds would be identical, all nuts hazel, all birds swans, all flowers roses, all words the first, and all word-users would know the story of words.
But every word-user with eyes to see can see that the opposite is true.
Energy has invented more choices than word-users can handle.
Between 1.2 million and 155 billion English words, among which:
- 10 numbers
- 12 music note systems
- 45 ibilities
- 118 elements
- 254 abilities
- 300 feelings
- 391,000 plants
- 2,130,000 animals
- Plenty of great ideas to learn from and copy
- Millions of well-executed projects with their steps on display
- Billions of words not mentioned above
- Infinite numbers of dreams
- Depending on what you ask and trust
- With more added as we speak
- Not counting the non-English words
A highway of diamonds with hardly anyone on it.
Choices, part 2
Some word-users are working hard to make you believe that you make choices.
You don’t. You make decisions.
At the time of the first word, its number was 1 (one).
13,750 years later, depending on what you ask, their number has exploded to between 1.2 million and 155 billion words.
See where the words have gotten us?
See the state the world is in?
You make decisions.
100% of the time.
When you don’t decide, you have already made a decision.
That’s because no decision is a decision, too.
Some say that’s impossible.
They’re saying the same thing.
Decisions, part 2
There is a war…
…between the genders
…between the rich and the poor
…between the liars and the honest
…between the left and right
…between the black and white
…between the odd and the even
…between the ones that say there is a war and the ones that say there isn’t
…to name a few
What wants more of the same?
Gimme a break.
Decisions, part 3
Every decision is about how we respond to what’s going on within us and without us.
Everything we know is a word, so everything we respond to are words.
JOURNEY AGE RESPONSES
You’re on a journey from birth to death. We’re all in this together.
Our journeys, ages, and responses have one thing in common.
They are seasonal.
Your responses are sometimes different depending on the season you’re in.
Pay attention to that and you’ll make better responses.
Not paying attention to your decisions is rather like not paying attention to the stars in the full sun.
They’re there just the same.
Before the day is over, someone will want you to believe that decision-making is difficult, complicated, complex, multifaceted, or hard.
But these are just words out of a liar’s mouth.
At least he knows what he’s talking about.
When you know what you want, decisions are easy and can create certainty for you in an uncertain world for others.
The common mistake
The common mistake word-users make with decisions is deciding them over and over again.
If that’s you, your decisions are depicted on the right.
If so, your decisions are destined to wear you out in the long run.
If you spend more time on making the wrong decisions right than on making the right decisions, you’re deciding it wrong.
Outstanding long-term results are produced primarily by avoiding wrong decisions in the first place, rather than by making the right ones.
Pay attention to that and you’ll make better decisions.
Besides, dwelling on the wrong will only wear you out in the long run.
Make fewer decisions!
Decisions come in BIG and SMALL.
And in WHAT and HOW.
Decide the BIG and WHAT first.
Then all it takes is the courage it takes to follow through and to forget about the rest until it’s time for the SMALL and HOW.
I’m not saying that’s the solution.
All I’m saying is give BIG and WHAT a chance.
When I decided to write THE ORIGIN OF HUMANITY, I had no clue it would take six years to complete.
But it was a BIG decision about WHAT.
I’m glad I did and never looked back for you can’t win with a losing hand.
All decisions feel good at the time.
Because it’s difficult to predict the future.
We only realize what is wrong with hindsight.
Then we wonder what caused it.
- Poor information?
- Shoddy analysis?
- Peer pressure?
- Power imbalance?
- Focus on the short run?
- Unexamined biases?
Don’t ask “Is this a good decision?”
Is a crisis brewing?
If you hadn’t survived every crisis to date, with a 100% success rate to boot, you wouldn’t be here.
With your back against the wall, you don’t decide based on what you know. With no way out, you decide based on what you re-member only.
The good thing about crises is that they are devastating only if you believe that they will last forever.
Yet you know they never do.
The proof’s in the pudding: You’re here still.
Why wait for a crisis?
You can focus on a small sphere and achieve a 100% success rate anytime.
If that’s what you want.
When faced with a difficult decision, don’t be afraid to seek advice within and without you.
Be careful when a naked device offers you a shirt, even though even a smartphone may offer advice you haven’t heard of before.
Re-member that decisions are all up to you.
No other word or other word-user can decide for you.
There’s no candle in the window.
When it’s about decisions, you must find your own way home.
What will you do with the energy and time now freed in your head, hands, and feet?