Since I was a kid, I’ve made long lists of rules for things. How things work. Why things are as they are.
I make them quickly in my head and then they go into the background until needed.
When faced with similar situations that challenge these rules I either have to figure out how to fix the situation or I have to change the rules to reflect upgraded information.
It can be exhausting. But it’s how my mind functions. I don’t know if anybody else’s minds do this too but I wouldn’t be surprised either way.