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Offline einsteinium252

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An idea that I came up with
« on: 28/01/2009 01:32:24 »
My mind was wandering the other day when this idea hit me.

"It's not just what you are thinking about, it's what you could be thinking about."

It makes sense, I mean thought, when you have the time for it, can be very productive or superfluous.
for example, It's not wrong to think about what I would do if I hit the lottery, but it would be more productive to think about the best way to save money.
Just a thing to think about.

I figured that this would be the appropriate place for this thread, since it's purely philosophical.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 28/01/2009 07:09:44 »
Yep good place to put it!

Welcome to the forum!

Interesting Thread!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 28/01/2009 17:52:16 »
I could be thinking about a sensible reply to this thread but I'm actually thinking about Kumala pinotage-cinsault.

 

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« Reply #3 on: 29/01/2009 01:22:22 »
Yep good place to put it!

Welcome to the forum!

Interesting Thread!


Welcome to the Forum. Beaver was having a fling on the South African's finest.

You will also find that in this section, not much is taken seriously except the insults and the jokes. You can expect remarks suck as "You actually can think" or "I wondered what goes on in the minds of village idiots." 

This is just the typical welcome all of us get. Ask MIL(F) - the Make It Lady. Here welcome once she posted, was rudely greeted by some of site hooligans. She has adapted well and is now part of the group.

So welcome, and don't take us seriously - that is "don't take MOST of us seriously." There are some spoiled sports who just don't have a sense of humor.

As to your thought - how would you know there were other things to think about if you were thinking of something???
 

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« Reply #4 on: 29/01/2009 01:45:07 »
In economics, the other things that one can do with their money is called "opportunity costs"...

Opportunity thoughts ??? ???
 

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« Reply #5 on: 29/01/2009 20:49:50 »
I waste a lot of energy worrying about things when I should be thinking positively. However, when I really try to stop worrying about stuff, the worrying thought keeps muscling its way back in. Thoughts can be real bullies sometimes.
 

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