Can impulsive decisions ever be wise?
- Creativei©Lv 78 months ago
Sometimes , which is done for good cause but not all times . there are some diseases where you have to take knife to treat surgery , but if you take knife for head ache then you are fooling yourself ., so actions coupled with goodness brings good .
- JamesLv 48 months ago
No, of course not. The answer is right there. They are "impulsive" decisions.
- peter mLv 68 months ago
Wise decisions can be strategic in the short term where someone new to philosophy is casually introduced to a so called method called the inductive method.
Some even believe mistakenly then that will lead on to philosophical or critical thinking, which is ludicrous.
(unfortunately the results of philosophy fame-seekers who can only practise
& write about trivial & childish stuff like subjective-ism or historicism. Some
even think that RELIGION actually controls philosophy, say through the workings
of modern science & the like. Its too easy for them to then jump on the critical
bandwagon... & then JUMP OFF at the Religion or science stops.... ).
^ say we were talking about making wise MATH (or science) decisions
then a current example could be given of the latest child prodigy called
Laurent Simons, who has graduated in maths at age NINE.
But he will have quite a while yet to make many more of his own
impulsive-math-decisions including of course what he impulsively
implies-to-do with his math formulas like WHERE TO use them & HOW
TO use them in his own APPLIED maths work, (inc collaborative work).
Similarly you & I have had to learn (just) what we learn in any standard
Philosophy 101 course ; then comes a critical-impulsive-decision of
HOW to use that & even WHEN in the history of philosophy we may
make a start.
(some subjectivists hardly or intuitively/impulsively cannot recognise
that philosophy can be an impulse (& thus has a history) just like
the other knowledge areas described above. And this is because
they have not understood how to critically separate their philosophy
into the same 2 parts - that is separation of WHAT they know from
HOW they came to know it (How we may say they learned it...)
(a separation which has to do with learning philosophy CONTENT
with a separate METHOD which usually accompanies it ; you should
note above that I have followed past convention when speaking
of the current maths learned by the latest (child) genius.
The same convention which applies to learning "philosophy" ; but
"the formulas" in current Philosophy -equating to the pure math
formulas here- and how they are both Taught & Learned together
constitute the "what" for subjectivists & subjective philosophy. That
they too ARE being taught-a-philosophy-method (or more) I won't
go into detail here. Suffice to say that they are unaware of it - some
though are not, relying instead on their own (taught) impulsive
decision to accept the stated formula-or-dictum,
" No new philosophy (under the sun) ".)Source(s): the goading of part-time philosophers into making category (= critical rational or objective) mistakes.
- Campbell HaydenLv 78 months ago
Yes ... and they can be profitable too!
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- LizLv 58 months ago
I'd think it would depend on the person's circumstances at that moment.
- 8 months ago
Many decisions since declared "wise" were made impulsively.
- smallLv 78 months ago
Sometimes, well thought out decisions go wrong as the future happens to be uncertain.
Likewise, many a time impulsive decisions hit the nail on the head!!
- All hatLv 78 months ago
Sure - but not usually if they truly are impulsive. But it can happen that you've been mulling a thing over on and off for a while, then one day an opportunity jumps out at you and you take it. It's not really impulsive at all - tho you may not realize you've been thinking about it. It may in fact be a considered decision that just hadn't yet become clear to you. But usually it's wiser TO consider a thing than just act on impulse.
- PLv 78 months ago
No, but that doesn't mean that they they can't be good. Intuitive decisions are based on many factors a large part of which is experience. Impulsive decisions are by their nature taken quickly, they are more about originating from reactions required for our immediate survival, and avoiding danger. Wise decisions are more strategic about our longer term needs. For example, it may be wise to avoid driving in bad weather, but if we have to we're back to "seat of the pants" decisions and reacting quickly.
Marketing techniques are quick to exploit the psychology we have evolved to promote impulsive decisions for consumerism, for example the physical product placement in stores
- zenoLv 78 months ago
You might get lucky occasionally but most
Impulsive spending pushes you closer to
Bankruptcy of sever financial debt or relationship break ups. As you drive your mate crazy
Spending beyond your income.