Topic: decision making
Suddenly we’re missing obvious warning signs, ignoring key markers of danger, or simply deciding to take a leap of faith at exactly the wrong moment.
For most of us, personal risk management boils down to inserting a process of logical reasoning between the desire and the action.
We don’t have the option of simply forgoing the use of opioids in medicine because, frankly, we don’t have a viable alternative.
I felt better and according to science, made better decisions if I took a few moments to calm myself.
We need the knowledge and skill to evaluate claims of effectiveness as medical treatments– for instance, to determine whether the research that supports that claim is solid, or if it’s unreliable.
To a seasoned counselor, there’s another way to view it. For one thing, these aren’t isolated incidents.
The point of the game is to win. You win by knowing the odds and trying to take advantage of them. Even if that means resisting emotional impulses.