Thinking, and Thinking About Thinking

Disclaimer: This post is from the archives, and may not represent the current views of the author. It also may not be at all interesting to read. Continue at your own peril!

Well, ’twas another day of uninterestingness, if I may use the word (or non-word). It was pretty average, so there’s not much to talk about. Most of the day I just sat there, thinking. I thought about a bunch of stuff, but I’m not going to write about it in here. I’d kind of like to talk to someone about some of it, but the people I want to talk about it to seem to be involved in their own circumstances – not that it’s a problem, just a slight inconvenience, that’s all. I’ll figure it out eventually, I suppose, but the process just might go a lot quicker if someone with more knowledge of the situation helped me out with it. Oh well.

I think it’s safe to say that I don’t know what’s safe to say anymore. I could say so many things in here; I could spill out everything in my head, and although it might take ages to sort through, everyone who read my blog could completely understand me. That’s what I’d really like. I’d love to just have everyone understand what I think, and then be able to respond to it, either by correcting whatever misinterpretations of situations I might have or by being able to respond to situations better with their new knowledge. I just think it’d make things a whole lot easier, and it’d also be a lot easier than me trying to figure out how everyone else thinks – something which I’ve been left with. Of course, everyone is in the same position I’m in, and part of the reason conflicts exist between people is just because nobody truly understands how everyone else thinks. It’s frustrating, and yet I don’t think anyone would truly want it any other way. It’s those differences that make us unique and keep things interesting in life.

Usually I can handle that frustration. Differences in thinking are inevitable, and reading people to try and figure out how they think is intriguing. However, the problem arises when I need to know how someone else thinks in order to figure out how to best approach them – or even to figure out what I’ll think in response. It’s frustrating, because I wish I could just know what they’re thinking, and I can’t ask them directly, because that will just go and change their thinking about the subject anyways. It’s a tricky subject, and I’m not sure how to go about it.

If you’re confused about what I’ve just written, don’t worry about it. It’s not really important that you do, anyways. And if you think you know the situations I’m talking about, you likely don’t. Let me just say that the differences between people are both a source of great frustration and a source of great enjoyment, and although sometimes I’d like to just change things and make everyone think the same way, it’s neither possible nor a positive change. It’d make things a whole lot simpler, but a whole lot more boring. Life would just be dull. So anyways, I’m just going to end this before you all try to figure out what I’m talking about – not like you already aren’t anyways.

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