Well, I have to make a decision here. Should I smoke the weed?
First, what is weed? Marijuana is a plant that is often smoked to get high. Street names include pot, joints, blunts, and weed. Marijuana's short-term effects include hallucinations, paranoia, lowered reaction time and increased heart rate. Long-term effects include impaired thinking and ability to learn, a decline in IQ, and addiction.
I'm sure that was my future self and that he was telling the truth, so I have several options. I could smoke the weed, I could not smoke the weed and try to find a different way into Dan the Man's social circle, and I could kill Dan the Man.
If I smoke the weed, I might develop paranoia, an impaired ability to learn and addiction. However, I would likely enter Dan the Man's social circle and be able to save the world. If I don't smoke the weed, I wouldn't experience any of its negative effects, but I likely would not be able to enter Dan the Man's social circle, and wouldn't be able to save the world.
And if I kill Dan the Man, I would save the world, but people would likely catch me and I could spend my life in prison and my relationships would be destroyed.
Some internal influences that could affect this situation are my desire to save the world and my knowledge of weed's effects.
Some external influences that could affect this situation are my future self's advice and Dan the Man's peer pressure.
Sure. I'll smoke some weed with you.
The decision was ultimately a good one. I was able to enter Dan the Man's social circle, become his right hand man, and betray him to stop the nuclear apocalypse.