quote:It was about 20 chain-of-thoughts. Where a chain of thought would be something like, "I need to pay my registration on my car. My car's on the 2-year emission plan. I just had an emission test last year. So I only need to pay the bill. Maybe I can even take care of it right over the internet. I wonder if Arizona's DMV has that option? If they do, it would be better than waiting in those damn lines." So 20 chain-of-thoughts corresponds to maybe 100 or so thoughts. In a half an hour. (And I have little doubt I missed quite a few while writing.) That blew me away. These weren't forced thoughts. Just what the subconscious lobbed up to my awareness.
Jinkers! How many things came on your head, anyway?
A month ago, I tried an experiment where I wrote down every thought that came into my head for a half an hour. 30 minutes and 8 pages later, my hand was cramped.
quote:I bet it does. It's pretty eye-opening, too. I'd never really paid attention to how my mind works. I took lots of psychology classes and know the theories of the mind and structure of the brain, but never paid attention to the patterns of thought processes.
I did this religiously for a couple of weeks for at least 15 minutes a day. Then, like every regimen I am gung-ho about when I begin it, I started losing interest and slacked off quite a bit. Every now and then I pick up where I left off and just free write for a while. It makes REALLY interesting reading a couple years later.
Now, instead of writing them down, I'll try to just observe the path my mind's taking. I wonder if this is how someone goes mad? You start paying attention to your mind and the next thing you know you're talking to your pet knuckle, Wilbur.
I ate a hooker half a bottle of knife.