Here is my suggested explanation to clarify my decision making processes.
How do I make a decision about two people/prioritise over an event clash etc ?
When trying to decide if I like one person more than another in relationships or whose birthday event I should attend if two events fall on the same day, I employ the slime hypothesis.
How can you choose between two people?
- Person A you may have known for longer than person B because you went to school with Person A
- Person B may make you laugh more than Person A because Person B is funnier than Person A
- Person A may be easier to be with than Person B because Person B is a liability when drunk
There are too many factors to consider…
One simple consideration can solve this problem in one second….
The slime hypothesis
The slime hypothesis is a unique hypothetical situation which will allow you to make what may seem like a difficult and time consuming decision in a fraction of the time.
You have the two people you need to make a decision about, one to your left and one to your right. Each has a large bucket of slime above their heads. The bucket will be tipped in one second, giving you a chance to push one of them out of the way and save them from being covered in icky slime. You will make the correct decision in a heartbeat.
Later reflection may lead you to believe you have made the wrong decision, but this will be bound up with guilt and obligation. The slime hypothesis will give you a true gut reaction free from such considerations.
This is a testable statement, but you are advised to keep it as a concept/idea