We are always faced with situations in our lives that we have to make decisions. But, like many other issues, lack of awareness leads us to sometimes make good decisions and often make mistakes in our decisions. In this text, we will first give a brief explanation of the parts of the brain to help us better understand the proper decision-making process.
From the perspective of evolution, three parts of the brain can be mentioned:
In the brain stem, our vital actions are controlled. The emotions and feelings are related to the Limbic system; this part of the brain acts consciously and semi-consciously, meaning human instincts in the Limbic system. Feelings like pleasure and rewards in this area of the brain are defined. And ultimately human transcendental thinking is devoted to Neo-Cortex. These areas have evolved over time in the direction of evolution, in order to manifest itself in mankind. It is clear that the difference between humans and other beings in the third region, or the Neo-Cortex episode, is meaningful.
After a very brief look at the three parts of the brain, we can have an explanation of the ability to make the right decision.
The decision consists of three steps:
The final choice
In the second and third stages, for a correct decision, the need for accurate and proper analysis is quite clear. What, in our opinion, does not happen often. Our minds in the Limbic region make various phenomena, patterns, and stereotypes. And when confronted with phenomena, they do not decompose them quickly into the details of the phenomenon, but compares themselves with their own defined patterns. Why is this issue rooted in history? To maintain their survival in history and in the environment, humans need to be modeled so that they can quickly make decisions when there is a risk that the phenomena cannot be scrutinized thoroughly. But such a decision making process for a primitive man is very beneficial, not for humans in modern times, because modeling phenomena makes it inappropriate to analyze. So how should we analyze it? And what should be done in the second stage of decision making, or the review of options? The Neo-Cortex region can overcome this type of performance based on patterns. And analyze phenomena. But this part of the brain has a limited capacity. And with fatigue, anger and, more generally, loss of control, it loses its capacity. And the mind acts again according to patterns. And we have to take advantage of the activity of this part of the brain for a proper decision.
But the final selection stage. We choose something that we consider to be worthwhile. But what is worthwhile? What gives us a feeling of joy, comfort, pleasure and, in other words, a reward. So our selection will lead to the benchmark of rewards. The center of the bonus system is in our minds at Limbic Castle. Consequently, many of the decisions we take, contrary to our imagination, are completely influenced by our unconscious consciousness and our emotions. For this reason, in many cases, even if we have the ability to accurately analyze the subject, after analyzing and ensuring that an option is correct, we can not select it. Because for which there is no reward in our minds. So let’s learn that in the case of accurate analysis and understanding of the superiority of an option, we need to define rewards for it in our minds, and connect the pleasurable senses to it. Even when thinking about it in the environments we are comfortable with.
Basically, decisions without feeling and excitement are meaningless; important is the way to deal with the system of emotions and brain feelings.