Thinking is hard
Thinking requires a lot of effort. That is why so many choose not to.
Our brains are complex machines that require a lot of energy to function. Every second, our brain is processing an unimaginable amount of information, and that processing power requires a lot of energy. So, it's no surprise that our brains have developed ways to preserve that energy, one of which is by finding ways to avoid thinking, analyzing, and making decisions. Making decisions is hard work, and our brain knows it.
When faced with a decision, our brain has to weigh the pros and cons, analyze the situation, and predict the outcome of each option. It's a lot of work, and our brain wants to avoid it at all costs. That's why, when we get lazy and choose to "go with the flow," our brain rewards us by producing cannabinoids and other endogenous drugs. These chemicals make us feel good and reinforce our decision to avoid thinking and making decisions.
For many people, this feeling is addictive. They find it difficult to make decisions, and they prefer to let others make choices for them. They procrastinate, avoid responsibility, and choose the path of least resistance. While this may feel good in the short term, it can be detrimental in the long term.
Avoiding decisions and responsibilities can lead to missed opportunities, unfulfilled potential, and a lack of personal growth. It can also lead to anxiety, stress, and a feeling of helplessness. When we don't take control of our lives and make decisions for ourselves, we can feel like we're at the mercy of others.
To overcome this tendency to avoid thinking and making decisions, we need to understand the rewards that come with taking control of our lives. When we make decisions for ourselves, we feel empowered and confident. We also become more resilient and adaptable, able to handle challenges and setbacks with greater ease.
Making decisions is hard work, but it's also rewarding. We need to push past the initial discomfort and embrace the challenges that come with decision-making. We can start small, by making simple decisions and gradually building up our decision-making muscle. We can also seek out support and guidance from others, whether it's through a mentor, coach, or trusted friend.
Thinking requires an enormous amount of energy, and our brain has developed ways to avoid thinking, analyzing, and making decisions. However, by choosing to "go with the flow" and avoid responsibility, we're missing out on opportunities for personal growth and empowerment. It's important to understand the rewards that come with taking control of our lives and making decisions for ourselves. While it may be hard work, it's worth it in the end.