Saturday, December 6, 2008

#2 Its NOT only words....

There's a school of thought which says that you are what you think. I've heard this in a lot of places. The reasoning goes that your thoughts influence the way you act, and that influences everything around you. This plays a major role in shaping up your life. So your life is the harvest of your thoughts.I've given this a lot of thought. I've tried to apply it to my life. It isn't the sort of thing that can't easily be scientifically tested but I've come to the subjective conclusion that it is somewhat hogwash. Your life is not the result of just your thoughts. I think it is the result of your actions, situations, circumstances and many more factors.. and all the positive thinking mumbo jumbo in the world won't make a darned bit of difference if you don't follow up on it.
Ok… im not vehemently against having a positive outlook to life.. Being optimistic is definitely nice but in fact, I think that on some level this positive thinking stuff can actually be dangerous. Say,take the terminally ill. Now, a little imagery and positive thinking won't hurt anything and it could infact help somewhat in speeding up the recovery. But it wont change the whole blood chemistry or something. Can you imagine what it would feel like to be in that situation and be told that the reason you aren't well yet is because you didn't think positive enough??
Instead of telling kids that they'll do well on the test if they "see themselves making an A" , maybe we should emphasize that studying for it tends to make more of an impact. Getting down to actually doing the job might get it done, but just dreaming and thinking about it definitely wont. The harvest is usually much greater if you planted the seed and watered it religiously and pulled the weeds. Just thinking about how nice the crop would be, probably won't grow a crop.

4 comments:

vAnDaNa sLaThIa said...
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vAnDaNa sLaThIa said...

wow wow wow,,,,,,,,,,,,what an intellectual person you are,,,,,,,,,,i am impressed,,,,,,,,,seems to be a great thinker,,,,,,,well sometimes i too think about a lot of things,,,,,,,but hats off to your thinking,,,,,,,,,people from jammu so thoughtful,,,,,,astonishing!!!!!!

Johnny said...

hello miss G...i dont kno u so m posting anony-mouse-ly...n intend 2 pest-er u like that only...regarding d school f thought...if u r referring to 'i think, therefore i am'...what it says is that d fact that u can contemplate on your existence is itself the proof that u exist...now dont misunderstand the fellas...& m not here to correct u...just 2 clear d misunderstanding between u and...well..."the fellas"...keep writing...twas a pleasure reading

Aditi said...

hey..read this one fully....if just not thinking of a good crop will grow the crop but it will surely give you a driving force to work towards it... its the same way..i think of the immense happiness of 5 min at a good result drives me to study for the entire sem