The process employed by the human brain while thinking is fascinating and widely varied. A brain at work employs lots of different methods for it’s mental progress, including but not limited to: deduction, induction, abstract conjecture, concrete analysis and even that enigmatic occurrence called intuition.
Through the experience of writing these Metaphysical Monday articles, I’ve come to realize a peculiar aspect of my brain’s modus operandi; namely, that I something think best when I speak (or type) out my thoughts. On multiple occasions in writing a new Metaphysical Monday, I’ve set out to write about a particular subject because it interests me. Then I discover that as I go along and type out my thoughts free-form that my mind has mysteriously started working toward a conclusion I don’t even realize yet. So I keep typing and letting my fingers and brain churn out the conclusion together and viola! I read on the screen before me a completely new thought to my mind.
This is puzzling, baffling, flabbergasting even! Does my body (fingers and hands while typing or writing) coordinate my thoughts in a way that my brain, unassisted, is unable to? Are my better thoughts restricted to the (somewhat rare) times when I can write while thinking? It’s fascinating and a little depressing at the same time.
Has anyone else experienced this? Am I experiencing a mid-life crisis? At 27 years old? Oh no! I’ll never make it to old age! I’ll die mentally before I get to see my grandchildren and recognize their faces!
*The picture for this article was created by me. Yes, I know, it is quite crude. I’m not so great at drawing. But I think it’s better than my usual method of stealing copyrighted photos and using them for my pictures. So I’ll be using my own creations as much as possible from now on. I got this cool, free app called SketchbookX and I’m trying to teach my hand how to not spasm when I begin drawing. Huzzah!