In the book I am currently reading, it is mentioned in passing that, in the brain, it is the ventromedial prefrontal cortex that plays a large part in decision-making. Yes, now you mention it, it IS a very clever book, but pointing that out wasnt the reason for the post.
The ventromedial prefrontal cortex part of the brain sits, word is, just behind the nose.
Suddenly, everything is explained.
All those unanswered questions are answered now.
I am incapable of making decisions
Because I have a big nose.
It all makes sense. It is entirely logical.
The choices to be made take a much longer time getting to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex because there is so much nose work through on the way; the layer between the actual decision making process and the rest of life is very thick; and the amount of snot and gristle in has to fight through on the way out means it takes so long, the next decision has begun to fight its way in, a third decision altogether has begun the processing process in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex itself, and everything gets very muddled – so the first decision has to be made again, and oh, it all gets very confusing.
So there we are. Its not me being rubbish, its a physiological defect.
And if anyone wants me to be better at making decisions, I either need to have a nose reduction or have my brain turned around.
And while there are decisions, big and small, that constantly need to be taken, Im unwilling to undergo plastic surgery (because Ive grown accustomed to my face), and Im not sure whether I want that to go down the brain-reversal-surgery route, because I havent got that many holiday days left this year.
I cant decide.