I came to the conviction that todo lists are conceptually wrong. Based on my belief that people are governed by automatic behaviour the need of todo lists means that you have bad habits and allow unfinished tasks to pile up. Making todo lists adds a new task ( managing the todo lists ) to the pile and does nothing about improving your finishing tasks habit.
During my last years of reading and analysing my behaviour and the people around me is that we are governed more by the automated behaviour, response than the planned, analysed and thoroughly organized intentions. Why is this happening?
Well, apparently, human sensory inputs provide an overwhelming quantity of information for our brain to process consciously, so there were developed mechanisms to optimize the loss of this information in quality and quantity.