Chapter 22: MAKING RATIONAL DECISIONS • Making rational decisions involves using a logical and systematic approach to evaluate options and choose the best course of action. • Good decisions are crucial to a successful and fulfilling life. It is true that many decisions can be made quickly without much thought. But if we are not careful, hasty decisions about careers, relationships, or investments can ruin our life. • Many people make decisions based on feelings. “ I knew I wanted to marry her the moment we met. ” • But sometimes our feelings are mixed and inconsistent and affected by biases and irrelevant factors. For important decisions, we need a better system. This is not to say we should ignore our emotions. It would be unwise (and sad) to marry someone without regard for feelings. But emotions and feelings should not be the only basis for making important decisions. • So what makes a good decision? Some people think a decision must have been well made if i
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