Thoughts on how thoughts don’t mean as much as they used to as I get older

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

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