Written by ExiledRoyal

Saturday, 12 November 2011

image for Average person makes 773,618 decisions in a lifetime
His mind's a blank as well

The average person will make 773,618 decisions over a lifetime - and will come to regret 143,262 of them.

A typical adult makes 27 judgments a day - usually starting with whether to turn off the alarm or hit snooze.

And each decision can take up to nine minutes, which adds up to a mind-numbing four hours just trying to work out what to do.

The research was undertaken by Mindnumb magazine, who polled 200 people. Editor Mike Utearse said, "Decisions seem to get a lot easier to make when there's something in it for us. For example, the decision becomes much easier when the wallet you have just found has £300 quid in it."

Mr. Utearse also says that decisions are more quickly made when the choices are threatening to us. He laughed, "Take my chat-up line: 'We can do this one of two ways; Rohypnol or Necrophilia....Your decision.' Personally I find this focusses the mind wonderfully and I don't have to wait long for an answer."

One interviewee, Dick Meesore, gave us an instance of his own. "There's always the difficult decision in the morning, 'Am I alright to drive yet? Am I still over the limit?' And then you realise you've already driven home and your sirens are still on. The relief of not having to decide is huge."

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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