General Poetry posted July 29, 2019 Chapters:  ...8 9 -10- 11... 

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A Limerick

A chapter in the book Pix This 2019

Decisions, Decisions!

by Debra White

Unable to make a decision
without advice or supervision,
Fay phoned up a friend
who could recommend
a show to watch on television.


This limerick started off as a bit of nonsense, (as limericks are meant to!) but then I started wondering if there was an actual 'thing' which caused us to be incapable of making decisions.

For those interested, this is what I found on Wikipedia:

Aboulomania (from Greek a-, meaning 'without', and boule, meaning 'will')[1] is a mental disorder in which the patient displays pathological indecisiveness.[2][3] It is typically associated with anxiety, stress, depression, and mental anguish, and can severely affect one's ability to function socially. Although many people suffer from indecision, it is rarely to the extent of obsession.[4] The part of the brain that is tied to making rational choices, the prefrontal cortex, can hold several pieces of information at any given time.[4] This may quickly overwhelm somebody when trying to make decisions, regardless of the importance of that decision. They come up with reasons that their decisions will turn out badly, causing them to over-analyze every situation critically in a classic case of paralysis by analysis. Lack of information, valuation difficulty, and outcome uncertainty can become an obsession.[5]

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