Wasted thinking

People don’t like to think about things that they already know.

Right? If you already know it, why think about it more?

Of course, if you don’t know it, how can you think about it?

Which means there really isn’t anything to think about.

Which is often refreshing.

Seriously though, we don’t like to think about things we already know unless we’re looking at them in a new way or add something. We know that is a waste of time.

It’s amazing to me that we do though, so often.

People don’t like to think about what others are thinking, unless that is their job.

When there is no way to know what someone else is thinking, there’s not much point in speculating about it.

Better to wait until the other person finds whatever it is they might think about important enough to tell you about it. Then you can know what they think, and respond.

All the time we spend thinking about what does he think, what does she think, is wasted really. Unless it is our job to think about what someone else thinks, because we need to work out a strategy or something similar. But that’s not usually what we are doing. Usually we are just running over the same worried crap, what will he think, what will she think, what did he think…

How about ‘what do I think,’ instead?