Decision-Making as a Form of Time
He who wishes to justify decisions finds no resolution. At some point the arguments run out and one could always also act differently than is intended! Through this, though, they do not become optional or arbitrary. Why? They would only be so, if they were purely related towards the present. Then one would be without reference to the past (experiences, rules, norms, habits, conventions etc.) and without reference to the future (hopes, plans, desires, goals, expectations etc.).
Any present would slip into the untenable, the inconsequential, the meaningless, if it did not bind itself to the past and the future, as, in the present decisions, the past and the future would form themselves. Decisions require it all: the past experiences and the valid norms, the future goals and actions directed towards success and the current wisdom of specific consideration of actual contexts.
Everything is interwoven, influences each other, spins around in a circular process, loops in Escherian bands, has neither an up nor a down, and yet rejects both perfection and the arbitrary.