If basic instincts got us out of the trees and into office buildings, they must be good for something. Shana Lebowitz talks about why our gut really does know its stuff. It is speculated that intuition may be a series of cognitive processes that happens so quickly that we do not even notice. Methodical activities like chess often benefit from spending more time contemplating, but gut instincts still tend to be passable. Regardless of how a decision is made, it is most important to reflect on the results it produces afterward. Life is the best teacher.