I thought I was doing the right thing.
I had believed it was the best thing for everyone (i.e.: win-win situation).
It did/did not fit in with my values/beliefs.
I had a gut feeling (intuition, one could say) and I went with it (not the same thing as 'I felt like it,' which implies an id/base rationale).
After careful analysis and weighing the issues, I decided to do X.
After performing a cost-benefit analysis, I realized Y was the right course of action.
Due to my experience in this field, I thought Z would be the right choice.
Due to input from various independent and objective sources that corroborated what I felt, I decided to do N.
Because of the circumstances and people involved, I had to choose Q.
After process of elimination, I realized D was the only choice.
Association helped me to choose R.
But an exchange like this:
"My God, George, why the hell did you do that?!?!!?!?"
"Ahhh, who gives a shit, Mary. I just felt like it!!!"
"What?!?!!? That's not a reason!!! I want a reason, damn it, damn it!!!"
"Because. Just because. Period."
DOH!!!!! Answers like that drive me to drink.
You can be sure I have a reason. Perhaps a rational one. Most likely a judgmental one. Probably an emotionally-based one. But hell, at least I HAVE one. And not just an id-based "Dude, 'cause it's cool!!" or "Hell, yeah, man, rock on!!!" or "Because." or "Because I felt like it." or "Dude, live or die."
People like this make me wanna scream.