Monday, October 20, 2014

Thinking, Thinking and Thinking Some More

by M. J. Joachim

I’m a thinker. I think about everything, and then I think some more. Lots of people do this, especially before making a decision and taking an action. Thinking is a good thing, as it helps us make sound decisions we can live with, which ultimately make our lives better in some way. At least that’s the plan when we think, decide and do.

The catch comes in when we don’t think, opting to react instead. Sometimes it’s very necessary to react, like when a pot is boiling over on the stove, or someone swerves into our lane while driving. Reflexes can be very helpful to minimize consequences of harmful situations, so we all should be grateful to have them. However, it is true enough that reflexes have been know to get people into more trouble too.

Thinking is not about instinct or reflex, however. It’s about making conscious thoughts for the best purpose. So why do so many of us second guess those very same thoughts, once a decision and act based on those thoughts, has already been made?

Thanks for stopping by today!

M. J.

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