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October 04, 2013

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jonnybardo

Maybe its a psychological self-protection mechanism, sort of like guilt or shame. Of course the problem is when we hang onto such emotional responses after they've served their purpose (e.g. PTSD).

My version of Watch Rotation Anxiety was/is a bit different. I felt more of a sense of every watch feeling like a B+...good, but not The One. On occasion I've swapped my watch a few times in the morning before settling on one, then swapped one out in the afternoon.

Or maybe that is similar to your anxiety?

StarHalo

Let chance bear the burden of decision-making; two dice, number watches one through eleven, twelve rolls again..

(But we know you're going to wear the Tuna..)

Bill

StarHalo's idea is a good one, but I would suggest a twist on it.

It's a trick I use all the time when I'm faced by a decision that seems evenly split. I assign one outcome to each side of a coin- heads I buy the couch, tails I buy the recliner, say- and toss it, telling myself I will go by whatever the coin says.

Here's the trick- if the coin comes up heads, and I feel a surge of disappointment, I disobey the coin.

The trick is, the coin toss is just a way to figure out what I really, really wanted, deep down inside. Works every time. And if I really AM as indifferent to the decision as I thought I was before I tossed the coin, either decision is good enough.

jonnybardo

Interesting point, Bill. It reminds me of some of the justification behind divination systems like Tarot or the I Ching. They "work" not because they reveal some metaphysical truth, but because the help you reveal what you actually think and feel about an issue.

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