#1287 - to not decide
You cannot avoid a choice. It is just not possible.
The moment you face anything in life that asks you to make a choice, you will make it.
Sure, you may decide not to decide.
But you see, that is a choice too.
In this sense, choosing is like communication.
As the first of the five fundamental axioms of communication defined by Paul Watzlawick recites, "One cannot not communicate: Every behavior is a form of communication. Because behavior does not have a counterpart (there is no anti-behavior), it is impossible not to communicate. Even if communication is being avoided (such as the unconscious use of non-verbals or symptom strategy), that is a form of communication."
Every behaviour is not only a form of communication; it is also a choice.
So, you are continuously making choices.
Most of the time, without even being aware of doing it.
Your beliefs, conditionings, bias and habits are like furrows in your brain. Something happens and triggers your senses. The signal travels through all these paths in your brain until a response is found. All of this happens in an instant. And in that instant, plenty of choices are made.
So, even if you decide not to decide, you are making a choice.
And, let's be honest, not deciding is a valid option.
Just don't illude yourself.
You are still making a choice.