Monday, March 10, 2008

Lalalalalalaaaa...


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!

18 comments:

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Lizza my darling, thinking is very bad for most people. I have got to an advanced state by avoiding thinking - ask any of my fiends.
Descarte actually said "I think, therefore I yam". Popeye said it better "I yam what I yam." I think it's all to do with avoiding constipation........ not that I actually think anything you understand.
XXX

Lizza said...

My dearest DaddyP, you just made me hungry. What a sad state I'm in when I actually drool at the mention of yams.

So you're saying that I just might achieve your advanced state if I stop thinking? You're scaring me now. I think I need a hug.

Travis said...

Thinking is bad? Memories are bad? Thoughts and memories are just mental noise?

I say...horse hockey!

Gumby said...

I think thinking is good. But if it IS bad, did you just start us all thinking on the thinking topic to make us all spiral into a thinking cesspool of thinking thoughts? Is this just part of your evil plan for world domination?

Daddy Papersurfer said...

*hugs* ...... she's so demanding .....

Glamourpuss said...

It's a fine line - reflection is important but navel gazing can be very destructive. I'm a perpetual over-thinker; I empathise.

Puss

Turnbaby said...

I think I'd love to join you for a beer ;-)

Lizza said...

Travis: Horse hockey! You just made me laugh.

Gumby: Am I that transparent?

DaddyP: Oh, you have no idea.

Puss: Then I'm in excellent company.

TB: Cheers, sugar!

Bond said...

If we stop thinking and forget our memories then we are lost....

marky said...

Well I am not sure how to answer your post.....

Thinking is good yes and it is productive to think things out thoroughly....

BUT...

If you find yourself so absorbed in thinking that you cannot sleep at night or you lose focus on other things of importance then....

I might move that from the thinking category into the WORRYING category...

Worrying is normal for most people but don't let it get the best of you cuz as you know often times all the worrying in the world may not change a thing..

marky

Lizza said...

Bond: I guess it depends on the kind of thoughts and memories each one of us is prone to thinking about.

Marky: I understand, worrying just makes things worse lots of times. The concept of "no-mind" is alluring, but oh so difficult to achieve.

Mimi Lenox said...

Memories...good ones are treasures.

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Great post. It is where we've been that maqkes us who we are!

kyels said...

We can't stop ourselves from thinking --- sometimes. Though too much thinking may be bad but it's part of being human; I guess.

Sidney said...

Well it is better to think too much than not enough... at least that is what I tell my son... ;-)

Michael C said...

Ahhh, 1973. I was born the last week of that year. And this concludes my memories of that fine year...

Sorry I haven't been by in sooooo long!!

jello said...

i live for thinking! it is sometimes overwhelming to think about memories or what might have been. but still i sit and ponder. it is a way of life for me!

nursemyra said...

well it's 4:00 in the morning over here and i can't sleep. too much thinking. probably brought on by too much shiraz.

at least i wasn't thinking about beer :-)