I wrote this some time ago:
I’ve found that, as I get older, thoughts don’t mean as much to me. Ten or twenty years ago they were a big part of my life. Now . . . they seem to be waning in power. I think that there are a number of reasons for this:
- I’ve discovered that they don’t have the ‘power’ I thought they had. I used to think that knowing this or that was this great thing and have this great impact on my life. Experience has shown otherwise.
- No one cares. Though, occasionally, someone may “like” or “agree” with my thoughts I’ve found that no one generally cares. In general, I’ve found its a waste of time to say too much about things.
- They don’t really do anything. A lot of thoughts as if ‘go into air’, disappearing into who knows where.
- It takes too much effort for what you get out of it.
- There are other ways and things to do in life. Thoughts, frankly, only encompass a small part of living.
- Life consists of much more than thoughts and that becomes more important as you get older.
- I’ve thought so much that I’ve become sort of “overthought”.
All these have contributed to making thoughts a minor thing.
Copyright by Mike Michelsen