Have you ever been told that you think too much?
Well I have. In fact my lovely husband and dear daughter mine often tell me so and I must admit it makes me think. You see; it puzzles me.
Surely we are all thinkers. Every second, every minute of the day is spent thinking about something so how can it be too much. Descartes said, ‘I think therefore I am.’ Isn’t that what separates us from the beasts and makes us human?
Maybe it is a gender thing. I am a woman therefore I think too much because a woman is a divergent thinker; more lateral in my thought process and I am able to multitask. I have the ability to think about many things, at the same time, otherwise things would never get done.
Men are more literal thinkers; straight lines with no bends or derailments. Their brains would hurt a great deal if they were asked to think too much. Give them a beer and a football match and watch them settle down. Give a woman a soap or drama to watch and she can work out the next week’s shopping list as well as tell the children to stop fighting and still be able to recount what she has been watching. Is this thinking too much? Or is it a skill set that men aspire too.
Or maybe it is an age thing. Maybe I think too much because I am of a certain age and have lived a certain amount of time and I have a certain amount of experience thinking and so therefore I think too much because there is always a lot to think about.
Or maybe it is a time factor. As I am retired I must have more time to think about things than when I was working. I have time on my hands so I am prone to thinking about things that I wouldn’t necessarily have thought of before.
Maybe I should get a hobby (like writing a blog or creating a website of writing LOL) and then I wouldn’t have to think; would I?
(Oops! I've tried this and I seem to be thinking more than ever! LOL)
I still don’t know the answer to give to this statement, ‘You think too much.’ I’ll have to think about it!
What do you think?
Thought for the day: Don't think too much! You will create a problem that wasn't even there!.