One day, in which I was suffering from overthinking, I wrote this text.
I was just thinking about how unproductive I was, while actually producing an almost perfect network of associations in my head – was it only because of the unfinished perfection of my association network in my head or rather because of the initial thought, how unproductive I have been lately? At the end, it was both. The “torment” of scepticism is that it actually it never ends – exactly, it is like a never ending hole (not necessarily black; I strongly refuse to jeopardise my optimistical aspirations), where the big sceptisist prays – if he believes in someone or anything – for not finding other holes to sneak into in his long way to that unattainable one hole. There are indeed, multiple directions for an over-thinker. How could it be any different?
The masochism of hyperanalysis does have it’s funny sight too; there was one time, where a skinny spider was walking back and forth one glossy floor. The observer had recently ascertained that his myopia growth was at it’s best, when he realized that the moving thing on the floor was not a spider at all, but rather a moving dust ball that was softly sliding on the smooth surface. At this point a thought is needed; thus, he started thinking, if it was his myopia the real reason for the blending in his mind – producing that bittersweet illusion. It certainly is bittersweet knowing that on the one hand your vision gradually fades away and on the other hand that your mind provides such expansive possibilities. I assume that this realisation is not new.
Are overthinkers the modern sceptisists of today? And how productive is it to feel unproductive – just to reach that hole in the end of that uncharted tunnel? We live in a society, where the pressure for creativity and productivity is unbearable. People’s minds are very often squeezed out like your everyday lemonade – if you drink lemonade – and the need to be an effective multitool increases. But how realistic is that idea anyway?
I strongly believe there will come a time, where people will have a big problem to distinguish their own desires from others desires. Considering that the number of stimuli is constantly rising, the chance of focusing on only one thing becomes almost impossible. And someone would probably ask, what it could be so wrong about focusing on more than one thing. Multitasking is of course not a bad thing – not at all, however the inability to carry out each of these tasks with efficiency, constitutes undoubtedly another main issue.
At the end, the concentration for simple everyday things will plainly diminish, suggesting a gradual and long lasting transition and changing utterly the importance scala in general, but especially in regard to human’s needs and furthermore priorities.