I read an article a couple days ago that just blew my mind. The article was about a survey that asked people if they would rather be left alone with their thoughts or be electrically shocked. Apparently the majority of people would prefer to be shocked!
Why is it that so many people fear their thoughts? Has society deemed the mind to be more dangerous than physical pain?
Here’s the article if you’re interested in reading it.
They gave people during the test something to think about rather than let them wander in their thoughts. I think that if you are forced to answer something about your life when you don’t want to do you will find it boring or unpleasing.
In the same article they speak about this and I think that this is what influenced the results. In the same commentaries about the article the people give good reasons about why the results. How could you have more experience (and thus, more confidence) on something you never do? Awareness of the mind is something that can be worked on and be more experienced about it, however it’s a personal journey and nobody should care about you and your mind anyways :P
When people’s thoughts are about other people they tend to fear their thoughts if they want specific people in their lives to be exactly what they think.
The more a person wants their perceiving to be true about someone, the more they delude themselves everything is exactly as they imagine.
The more a person is attached to the idea what kind of a person someone is, the more he fears the unknown and gets surprised by the obvious.
Society hasn’t deemed fucking anything absolute, otherwise it wouldn’t fear itself. It tries to since it started to pretend it exists and that’s why it fails. Shockingly.