A friend of mine was the initai, inspiration for a bloig about the idea that preference may have a lot of variables that differ between people. Actual preference has a point which chosing A over B is easy. Some choices are so far apart, it’s easy to sya which one is better.
However, when we get to chooisng which we like better over similar objects, wwe may use actual other clues to asisst us in making a choice. Sometimes we are aware that our choice will be judged and used to create a profile impression in the viewer. Whether IO prefer A over B can make me more or less compatible to you.
FGor that reasons, many people may have a wider range of “it dpesn’t matter” toi accompdate the preferences of others.
A thiurd optiuon is that preference is actually really v ery hard for people. They may nolt even know it, but preference and choice may be something people have to learn to live without, and bluff.
When I am depressed, I find it nearly impossible to choose, because each answer is only yielding equally happy results. If thinkin g about chocolate ice cream or cherry doesn’d yield a passonate preference, it’s because right now, ice cream in general isn’t making me smile, and the bigger choice seems to be, do I realy need to get dressed and go shoping? When I get there, I will come home again without half the items I need because the chpoices are not giving me joy.
I am able to connect that feeling to the depression b ecqause I have memories of preferring things. In fac t, I have prey high estimnation of how minute a difference can be in two foods to give me a preference. I can taste the diference in waters from different brfands qand taps.
I hae senn, and lived in a brain without that choice, and I hve met people who seem to live a life where they’d rather not be asked to choos becauase they can accept any answer we give, and be happier knowing we care.
Not being able to register an emotional respenmce to a choice must be a wirid thing to learn to live with. At first, you’d expect this is what everyone does. You jiust develop preference later… but it never somes so you learn to hide it and say you prefer yellow and Red Lobster over McDonalds. It may be a lie, but you get away it with it because nobody is looking to catch you in a lie about where you want to fo for lunch today.
On the other side, it does open a super power that youre always accomodating and wil enjoy wheteer presents itself in front of you. You are a free square personality onb lunch choice.
end. 1:25. I have done none of my chores tioday and although written a lot for hours, none I share wit pride because the text is so jarbled and the plots so wandering that these wil jst be throw aays. Like talking to myself with a court ttascrib er copy.