Catharsis of the Bogue

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My Brain Hurts! Free Thought is Hard.

This is another picture that I have had for quite some time.  It makes me laugh every time I see it.

Thinking for yourself is hard.  It is hard when you have been conditioned to do what the boss (parents) says since you could pay attention.  Parents, teachers and employers want you do do what you are told and get the assignment/chore/job done correctly; someone elses way.  For jobs it needs to be done this way lest you get fired.

Sometimes questions come up.  It should be your obligation to look at both sides of the question and decide which course you should take.  You can agree with the question or you could not agree, just be prepared to back it up one way or another.  You don’t have to do everything your parents have always told you to do if you are old enough to live on your own.

That is where it was hard for me.  Going from my parents house where they did everything, to my own place when I got married, where I was in charge.  I had several migraines that first year because it was hard to handle the free thought.  I very much felt like the picture above, my head needs to stay where my parents want it but my life, and my psyche need to break away and be myself.  I finally think I have it down.  Only took near 10 years.

It is always a challenge to think for yourself and not let people control your thoughts.  You can do what you want to do.

Anyone else have thoughts? Comments are waiting below.


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  1. Haha I wasn’t ever too well conditioned. If anything I tend to wing it a little too freely.
    .-= Dave Doolin´s last blog ..How Do You Eat An Elephant? – Eleanor Edwards tells all =-.

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