How to Lose the Voting Uncertainty
I was watching Dr Manal Omar today (a psychiatrist) talking about how to make a right decision when uncertain about something. Her talk was about the elections and those of us who haven't decided yet who to vote for, but those steps can be applied to anything. I'm sharing them with you, dear reader, and if you have decided who to vote for, keep them, you might need them someday. They're supposed to be ten steps, but she only said nine compacting two of them into one. I promise to try to find the source and update this post with the ten steps as written by the author later. So without further ado, I bring to you nine of the ten steps to making the right decision:
1. Collect different information from different sources, both good and bad. Find the pros and cons of your choices.
- When it comes to the elections, list all the candidates' pros and cons that you collect from different sources, trusted ones, and make your first choice according to those findings.
2. Be basic, look for simplicity. Don't spam yourself with the details, but rather have a look from above. Practice Parachuting, take a look at the big picture as a whole and not at every tiny detail alone.
- Don't focus on one person he met, or one word he said. Think of the candidate as a package and see if this package fits you or not. Give each a description made up of one sentence (his ideology, for example) and choose based on that sentence.
3. Do not repeat the same mistakes and expect different results.