There is no such thing as a logical decision.

Not by a human.

We like to think we’re rational but the truth is that most of us can’t ever truly reason.

Our reasoning is clouded by subconscious biases, conscious beliefs, stories, stereotypes, emotions, habits, and culture.

Even the most thoroughly planned experiments fail to neutralize all the variables of life.

It is comforting to feel some agency in our existence and so we rationalize our decisions.

But it’s possible that we are such slaves to our habits and environment that we always make the same decisions, regardless of how much we think about them.

Then we must wonder: is it worth thinking it through at all?

Maybe, if we surrender the outcome, we’ll end up in the same place, with half the worry.

It sure is scary to let go though.