A not very timely note

This was a blog I once wrote during my high school and early college years. I keep it around for nostalgic purposes, but it is quite obviously no longer updated. I am looking to make a more professional blog presence in the future, but I still like to look at where I was mentally at certain points in time.

- G. Jan 2013

Sunday, March 30, 2008

"Think Fluidly" by G.

When we think of stuff, it's usually pretty solid. We know that the sun will rise in the morning. We know that 1 plus 1 will probably be 2. We know that we definitely deserve that pay raise...maybe. Unfortunately, negative thoughts are just as solid as positive ones. Our self image is a example of something that is solid and hard to change. If some guy thinks that he is good looking or very sociable, that guy probably wouldn't have many doubts about that. And if another guy thinks they are ugly or weird, that would probably be solid in his mind as well. They say that you should think outside the box, and that is definitely true. But if those thoughts are still as solid as a brick and resistant to change, it doesn't do you much good. This is the same for religion, beliefs, and solving problems. Some people want to know how to be smarter. The most simple thing you can do is to think fluidly. No one really likes a person who thinks that they are always right, and think everyone else is wrong. Being open to other things enriches your mind, and makes you smarter in the end. If you believe that anything can be changed, including yourself, then you will be much better off. Also when you think fluidly, your giving a nice little boost to your creativity. The greatest inventions sure as heck didn't come from people who thought the way everyone else did. They thought of things that were unique, using their unique ways of thinking. The point is, don't just think outside that "box", be sure you are always open to change and new ideas.

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