Do you believe you have sixth sense or intuition?
Intuition comes from the Latin word intuitio meaning consider, or contemplate. That implies that thoughts are processed in order to reach a decision. These thoughts may be made in a micro second from knowledge already acquired. Yet there may be no thought at all. Others perceive apparent lack of thought and verbalise their concerns and suggest better thought should go into a decision. They know best after all.
What is one of your best decisions you have made so far in your life? Did you take a leap of faith? Did you enter into the unknown on a whim? Did your friends think you were crazy, but were secretly wishing they were doing it too? Does following our sixth sense or our intuition make one feel more alive?
Or just irrational?
Do we perceive ourselves as being more rational than we really are? Despite all the facts being in front of us do we sometimes jump the way we weren’t supposed to or expected to? Can we explain all our decisions that we make? Should we question ourselves? Does it really matter what we decide to do? Are we really making our own decisions? Should we be more reasonable?
Do we make better decisions when we analyse what our options are? Or do we get tangled in the process and become tied up in knots and unable to make a decision. When we have too many choices that can cause us to make no decision at all. Think the wine aisle at the supermarket. Yet with only several choices to make we are able to decide. Egg section at the supermarket. The Paradox of Choice, by Barry Schwartz, delves into this more is less with choice making.
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
Robert Frost (1874 – 1963) from the poem The Road Not Taken