When death, danger or the IRS beckons, life gets real simple, real quick. Every sense amplifies. Every second lasts a year. All attention finely focuses. No? Someone throws a rock at your head. Is there a long thought process? No. It’s instinctive, intuitive. Our brains are genetically hard-wired to focus only on the data that’s important for survival. All else is tossed out. Things get real simple, real quick.