Well-Being of the Whole
Rank alternatives by their contribution to the well-being of the whole.
Step 1: List your Alternatives.
Who you include in your 'whole' is a purely subjective determination but one that deserves some thought. An analogy might be a tribe. Your immediate family may be your primary consideration but in some circumstances your extended family could be effected, too. The entire tribe may also enter into your decision-making, if your decision effects the whole tribe.
Step 3: What contribution does each alternative make to the emotional well-being of the whole?
Step 4: What contribution does each alternative make to the overall well-being of the whole?
Step 5: Rank your alternatives
Step 6: Which alternative will bring the highest level of well-being to the whole?