amount of processing to be done with each, or you choose to process it no further. Let’s
imagine yourself washing your car. You, of course, process the car washing details, but
as you have done it so many times, you don’t put much thought processing energy into it.
While this is going on, you are monitoring the flow of other inputs. You may be watching
your neighbors or admiring their lawns. You may wonder about the chemicals that they
use to keep their lawn so green. You may be thinking about what you’ll need to do next.
You may be planning your day tomorrow or what you’ll have for dinner. You may
realize that you have that recurrent pain in your shoulder and wonder if you may need to
see a doctor. You think about all the consequences of both seeing the doctor and not
seeing the doctor. You imagine an almost endless stream of possible scenarios for your
immediate future. Suddenly, a ball comes flying out of no where and hits your car. Now
you have to check for dents, get mad at the kid who threw the ball that hit your car and
plan for the repair if there is damage. Then, of course, you’ll need to get repair
estimates and plan to be without your car while it is being repaired. You’ll need to get
with the kid’s parents to get them to pay for the repair, but mostly to point out the unruly
behavior of their child.