Times of Trial
January 3, 2023•347 words
I was thinking about how too often we get caught up in the mundane of life and forget to see the bigger picture. For instance, how we have endless in-groups versus out-groups, and how this applies to everything we do.
From psychology to school to relationships and friendships, to even our own internal dilemmas, we have a continual footprint implanted into our skulls about what is good, what is right, what is ethical, and how people should behave or be towards other people.
This is especially true in the field of psychology, where it encourages sameness and the fact that if you have X you have faults or things that are wrong with you.
For instance, impulsiveness. This may be a super useful trait, especially in primitive societies where teamwork makes the dream work. Going hunting and having a quick reaction or adjusting to plans quickly was a huge asset and skill. So was knowing other people well. However, now we diagnose them for not fitting into our modern mould of how people should think or focus on stuff. Hence, ADD.
It's a bit ridiculous since this even applies to how we think and act. We have ways of thinking about thinking and how people should visualise things, how they should talk to the voices in their heads, and if they should even have those voices to begin with.
I think what's important to note is that if you are scared of your own headspace and the thoughts inside yourself, why not give them the time of day and hear them out? Talk with your thoughts. Let them know how it makes you feel. Ask them why they feel the way they do or why they think that. Get to know yourself in this way and you'll reap the benefits of a more solid mental image of yourself.
Or don't :P
Because after all, I'm just another person telling you how to live and what to think. And what does that make me if I'm not a voice in your head?