Recognizing the Need for an Important Decision
Much of the worst decision-making is the result of the failure to recognize that a decision is at hand. The result, then, is that many decisions are made subconsciously - and therefore, often, egocentrically or sociocentrically. Many decisions that people make about friends, associates, schoolwork, family, choice of amusement (including alcohol and drug use), and personal satisfaction are a result of "mindless" decisions ("It never occurred to me!" "I just didn't realize!"). These are often the "after-the-fact" explanations when the negative implications of the decisions are realized.