How do you choose between 2 difficult choices ? Both have different negatives and positives. ?
- FLv 61 week ago
You mean like which idiot to vote for at an election?
- giginotgigiLv 71 week ago
Choosing the less negative.
- tizzoseddyLv 51 week ago
I choose by trying to see all the factors, and trying to consider the likelihoods and consequences of all the possible outcomes. If I'm still stumped after that, I might flip a coin.
- peter mLv 61 week ago
As Mike W says there are always positive & negative choices.
With this in mind I can give a recent choice that appeared here in Yahoo
news recently. A choice I firmly believe is choose-able ordinarily.
It is between "human nature" (= as philosophy) or "human nature" (= as science).
Harvard & Columbia researchers made a case for "sarcasm" as Creative Thinking
in HUMAN NATURE.
So.. "in a series of experiments participants gave or received positive,
neutral or sarcastic responses with a partner. Those in the sarcastic groups performed better at creative tasks like problem solving on paper - after
And this "is because sarcasm construction and sarcasm interpretation
are constructive to abstract thinking, a key cognitive precursor to
So a sarcastic comment aimed at someone wasting time in the workplace,
"Don't work too hard" has an intended meaning like "work harder"!
Here the speaker & recipient benefit because BOTH need to process
the underlying message. The speaker must translate the admonishment
to sarcasm, and the recipient has to consider what the speaker really meant.
That abstraction fosters creative thinking because creativity is needed
to discern the truth & NOT the literal meaning of the statement.
In this way to construct or interpret sarcasm is to traverse the psychological
distance between the stated & the intended meaning through abstract (&
^ 2015 paper & PDF "Organisational behaviour & Human Decision
Processes/ Mental_Floss "5 Benefits of sarcasm
according to Science" by Jake Rossen 4/11/2019.
Is the above a PHILOSOPHY or SCIENCE (psychology) question?
And so, does "creative thinking" reside more within philosophy or within
science (& psychology) in the above?Source(s): I have already answered this question here as an objective philosophy & critically rational choice (examples in my open User history).
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- Bubba GubbinsLv 71 week ago
Flip a coin .
- 1 week ago
toss a coin, when its in the air yourll know which you really want
ask others advice incase you missed a positive or negative you didnt think of
- PLv 71 week ago
Critical Thinking is an effective method of making choices. Go through the steps thoroughly one at a time before reaching a conclusion. There is loads of information available on how to do this
Always start by defining EXACTLY what the problem is, and have a clear idea of what you are trying to achieve and why
- smallLv 72 weeks ago
Being risk averse by nature, I would opt for the one with more acceptable set of negatives.
- 2 weeks ago
Comparative analysis of the pros and cons.
- j153eLv 72 weeks ago
A general first step is to ensure your own consciousness or decision-making ability is clear, pure. If not, indecision is increased proportionably.
Secondly, assuming you've the luxury of time to clarify your own self-awareness, and done so as best as possible (good-faith effort), write the positives and negatives of each choice on its own separate legal or regular size page: a line down the middle of each of the two pages, listing + and -.
Thirdly, combine the two pages into one: the results of your first two pages onto one page, a line down the middle, with the pros and cons of each alternative.
Sleep on it, if you can.
Perhaps consult others in person or online who've faced similar choices.
Understanding Yourself by Mark Prophet.