Posts tagged ‘rational’

April 28, 2009

The Chances and Options Theory

In life we meet this traffic of chances, running in an abrupt and massive stream. As these chances present themselves to us like unwanted guests in a rainstorm in a remote rural village, we find the inevitable option: which is to choose an option, whatever it may be.
What happens here is a quick primitive instinct, far from rational, it comes to a fight or flight pattern. Case in point: When your girlfriend says to you “I wanna marry you” the simplest reaction is shutting her up by seducing her into an equally primitive state of sexual arousal distracting her of the obvious reaction we should have given. Eluding the fact that we must choose an agree or disagree type of reaction to statement of sorts is one form of option, bear in mind that to not choose is an option. So to choose an option is not the same as making a choice, a choice is a set of standardized options inside the plane of norms, self constructed options may well not be what you call ‘normative’.
There is however a probability of finding dilemmatic problems in this scheme of chances and options, mostly in some unique cases. At some times, the option to elude seems to dissipate, how hard we may try to construct it. The fact when someone adds “…or what?!” – notice the punctuations – in any form of question can intimidate someone to the levels of ‘loopholing disability’ (the inability for someone to find supporting loopholes supporting one’s escape) an example is “do you still want to do this or what ?!” (doing this refers to a very fuzzy relationship).
This theory in many ways may seem simplistic and dumbfounded, but have you ever traced back previous chances and options, how you became what you are now? In a way, chances and options determine our paths, relentless of what they say about destiny.