We all do it – we all make quick decisions without hearing the whole story. It’s our human nature; we had to make these rapid pivots to stay alive as cave dwellers. Imagine yourself as a Neanderthal – there’s a giant snake in front of you, blocking the entrance to your home. Unfortunately for the snake, you don’t have time to research if it is poisonous or not, you just have to smash it with a rock so you can protect yourself and your family back in your cave.
We still do this, but instead of a giant snake in front of the entrance to our home, it’s the garbage over-spilling in the kitchen, the same garbage your partner promised to pitch out last night. She knew you asked her to do it, since you did it the last two times. She must have decided it wasn’t a priority to take out last night. This thought is appalling, what did she do all last night? Watch documentaries about people with weird addictions? That’s more important than committing to your partnership? (more…)