The brain is a complex entity, full of tricks and loops. We each seem to like to think “I control me”, but this is a simplistic view. Our motivation stems a great deal from the environment we accept.
Ideas breed through recombination. Thought is a process of trying to put together as many ideas as possible that don’t contradict.
There are new ideas, but most spring from the interconnections of disparate actions.
The good may not be the best. When it is the enemy of perfect, though, you have a problem.
Sometimes things have to get done. In those cases it makes sense to choose the good.
The future is fundamentally difficult to understand. It is evasive, and yet also inevitable.
It is evasive because any attempt to predict it necessarily changes the effects that produce it. Trying to then include that data becomes a circular intractable loop.