Hard things to think aboutThere are certain things in life that we often avoid thinking about because they make our heads hurt.
There are certain things in life that we often avoid thinking about because they make our heads hurt.
For everyone, those “things” are different.
Whether it is thinking about death, people you dislike, global warming, conspiracies, the list goes on. Those “tough” topics can be painful.
The question I am exploring is whether or not it is a good thing to think about those “hard things.”
Are our minds designed to think about these tough topics? Or is it not worth our time to challenge questions that may not have an answer?
What is your personal take on this?
I think we should think about things that may or may not have answers with the expectation that we will not come to a fulfilling answer. Thinking about hard topics is a way to stretch our minds. Thinking about things with no answer is learning to be comfortable with something that you know will never be complete.
We can convince ourselves one way or another — but the answer is that there is often a)nothing we can do about the situation and b) there will never be a completely satisfying answer.
When we come to those conclusions, our minds often do not know how to react. For the rest of life we are able to come to some sort of point of satisfaction.
Originally published at gonen.blog.
Exported from Medium on February 17, 2018.