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I typically make decisions after carefully considering the costs, risks and benefits—choosing from alternatives available. I do this free from passion, unaffected by emotions, and when necessary can resist instant gratification and wait.  (Notes: 1) No doubt some differences in dispassionate and passionately impulsive people can be traced to brain biochemistry.  2) Learning /feedback/ memories of past experience all shape the mature worldviews that are behind making good choices—ones consistent with beliefs and values and that result in living a long, fulfilling life.)

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the theme is paired with: #18A   Passionately Impulsive  to make Choice #20  in the Choices We Make cards 

this theme as presented in older version of theme structure:   version 1.0  version 2.0    version 3.0         is this theme new to version 4?--NO

click to look at the Project Worldview Cultural Literacy Encyclopedia Related Words, Beliefs, Background articles for the above choice 

 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  

Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book Songs

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

rational choice theory deferred gratification emotional detachment
Rationality stoicism  Emotional Intelligence
Prudence Executive functions (hypothesized brain mechanisms behind more deliberate responses Stanford marshmallow experiment
Decision Making Emotions in Decision-Making Neuroeconomics
  Mindfulness introspection

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#2B I Know What's Best For You   #12B Non-Rational Knowledge #15   The Group Think Imperative #17A  Bitterness & Vengeance   
#17B Gratitude & Forgiveness   #24B Creative Expression   #28A   Hedonistic Orientation #33B Addiction 
#36A Cynicism #38   Love As Family Glue   #39B Blaming / Scapegoating #44A Sanctity & Dignity of Life
#201B Positive Expectations #202B Relaxed, Generous, Loving  

More to Explore -- Worldview Themes #18B: Rational / Dispassionate

Dispassionate (from online dictionary)  
Stoicism--A Lurking Presence (connects stoicism with the development of psychotherapy, counseling, personal development)
The Stoics on why we should strive to be free of the passions
Live Unnoticed by Greet Roskam (more on this 2007 book about an epicurean maxim)
Stoic Warriors, by Nancy Sherman (review of 2005 book about the history of stoicism in the military)
Stoic Serenity: A Practical Course on Finding Inner Peace, by Keith Seddon (read excerpts at Google Books)
Don't Worry, Be Stoic--Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times, by Peter J. Vernezze (read excerpts at Google Books)
The Stoic Foundation
Popular Stoicism Books (extensive annotated list from GoodReads website)
A Man in Full, by Tom Wolfe (stoicism has major role in this 1998 novel; from online encyclopedia)
Paterson (review of 2016 movie with a stoic main character)

"Better Living Through Stoicism, From Seneca to Modern Interpreters" by Molly Young (from The New York Times December 28 2021)  

"Life Lessons from Ancient Greece" by Rowland Manthorpe (article about today’s stoicism from The Economist Unwinds 1843 Magazine April 2016)
"How to Be a Stoic" by Massimo Pigliucci (opinion piece NY Times Feb 2 2015) 
"Teens Keep Cool to Win Reward" by Laura Sanders (research report from October 13 2012 Science News)
Predictably Irrational, by Dan Ariely (2008 book about how emotions, social norms, etc affect decisionmaking)
The Mind of the Market, by Michael Shermer (more on this 2007 book about emotions in decision-making
Emotional Reason: Deliberation, Motivation, and the Nature of Value, by Bennett W. Helm (on Google Books)
The Battle Between Your Emotional and Rational Mind, by Dr. John Schinnerer (nine page article)
Our Brains and Decision-making: Emotional or Rational, by Patti Krakoff
How the Brain Controls Emotions (2006 neuroscience news report)
Understanding the Brain and Emotions (website produced by psychology grad student Dawn Neumann)
Emotions, Decisions, and the Limits of Rationality, by Peter A. Ubel (article from Medical Decision Making J.)
The Serenity Prayer
The Power of Mindfulness (a Buddhist perspective)
A Simple Guide to Life (a Buddhist perspective -- see chapter 7: "Controlling the Emotions")
Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation  (book & book review)
quotes related to apathy
quotes related to dispassionate

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"As you shop in "The Reality Marketplace" avoid spending your "reality cash" too early,  before you have seen everything. " 
from Coming of Age in the Global Village,  by Stephen P. Cook,  with Donella H. Meadows.