10 January 2007
At least one snap up
I am a firm (not to the extent of washboard abs, but work with me here) believer in the concept of Trust Your Gut: there's no reason to assume that your second or third impression is necessarily going to be any better than your first. Not everyone agrees with this premise the last time I brought it up, the voice of John Cusack (in this) was echoed back to me:
Well, I've been listening to my gut since I was 14 years old, and frankly speaking, I've come to the conclusion that my guts have **** for brains.
But then there's this:
Trusting your instincts may help you to make better decisions than thinking hard, a study suggests.
University College London found making subconscious snap decisions is more reliable in certain situations than using rational thought processes.
Now this says, very distinctly, "certain situations": it doesn't say "always." But given my particular propensities given enough time, I can talk myself out of anything that has the slightest possibility of being beneficial I think my position, if not exactly vindicated, is certainly (somewhat) justified.
(Via Ravings of a Feral Genius.)