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Model of individual decision-making                                                    

By members of the decision-making inquiry, September 2004                                            

    

Moral norms
Human
prompts
Shouter
prompts
Art
prompts
Will to live
as individual (needs, wants...)
as universal participant (participatory impulses, love...)
Body prompts/bio-spiritual prompts
Other world sloths
 
Competing needs
and wants
 
Habit
Custom and tradition

(Out of date) former choices

that have gone unconscious
 
  

The main diagram represents empowering factors that can have a bearing on autonomous decision-making.

The items in italics, lower left and lower right, are inhibiting or distorting factors that can affect it.


Explanation of unusual terms

Shouter: Friendly-ironic term for immensely discreet and respectful presences in the other world.

Arcane norms: Principles that govern the interaction between this world and the other world.

Other world sloths: Entities in the other world that collude with human inertia.