Monday, March 10, 2008
I don't know why this song keeps playing in my mind. I certainly don't have any memories of 1973 - I was just two years old then. But somehow this song triggers certain memories in a sort of roundabout way which I can't fully comprehend, much less explain.
It's been brought to my attention recently that too much thinking isn't good. It brings up too much mental noise that each and every one of us is better off without. Are memories - good or bad - part of that mental noise, contributing to pollution in the brain that distracts from the here and now, and are we better off without them? Descartes said, "I think, therefore I am." If I stop thinking, am I reduced to being nothing and nobody? Why is Descartes such an authority on thought and thinking anyway? (That's a rhetorical question, so don't bother answering.)
Here I go again. Thinking. Not good. Maybe. What do you think? If you're thinking at all?
Well, I think I want a beer. Sorry, I can't help thinking that thought!