## Intellects

### Intuition

- ‘Intuition’ comes from the unconscious.
- It’s fast & creative; It doesn’t necessarily “make sense”; It’s unreliable (mostly).
- Intuition tends to be closer to emotions.

### Reasoning

- ‘Reasoning’ comes from the conscious.
- It’s slow & logical; It “makes sense”. (That’s the job.)
- It’s closer to rationality.

### Intuition vs. Reasoning

- ‘Intuition’ & ‘reasoning’ often collide.
- ∴ Rational judgement is necessary.
- With little time, intuition is the only option.
- With ample time, reasoning is significantly better, generally.
^{1}If something can be determined by reasoning, intuition doesn’t matter.^{2}This doesn’t mean reasoning is perfect.

### Not Enough Reasoning

- People tend to rely heavily on intuition, which is irrational.
^{3}It’s because reasoning is intellectually taxing; the conscious is much less powerful than the unconscious. - The vast majority of decisions are better made with reasoning.
- Intuition is only more effective than reasoning at the edges of intellectual capacities: time shortage, OR information shortage, OR vast complexity.

### Intuition + Reasoning

- A person typically:

- “Decides” by ‘intuition’, AND
- “Justifies” by ‘reasoning’

- However, reasoning after an intuitive decision is BS.
^{4}It can only justify, not add.^{5}If it falsifies, then it’s reasoning (+ intuition). - ∴ IF: intuition first, THEN: intuition only.

### Reasoning + Intuition

- I can add intuition on top of reasoning (not vice versa).
- When dealing with complex systems, I have to use Abstractions.
^{6}E.g. I can’t try to solve cancer with particle physics; I have to use chemistry (probably). - More complexity → More Nuance ≈ More judgement(intuition)
^{7}Judgement is intuition + logic. If intuition is unneeded, there’s no need for judgement; it’s one way. (Computers have no judgement.)

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