Things We Don't Like To Think About....But Do

What do you try to avoid thinking about?

We try so hard not to think about some things that they are in our minds constantly.
We try so hard not to think about some things that they are in our minds constantly. | Source

War, and even Peace, are two things we try not to think of....


We try not to think of war because it is too threatening, and today's wars and past wars have been and are too gruesome.

We try not to think of peace, because it seems too impossible to attain.

We try not to think of economics, because even the best economists argue constantly about even basic economic principles.

We try not to think about religion, because it may seem all filled with rules and practices, and besides we are warned that talking about religion is dangerous even to friendships.

We try not to think about the future, in part because we have enough troubles in the present, and who really knows what the future will bring.

We try not to think about health, but that is almost impossible (especially if we are sick) so why worry about it when we are well.

We try not to think about sacrifice, because "the thought is mother to the deed" and some leader someday might actually ask us to sacrifice (perish that thought in a hurry!)

We try not to think about procrastination, because it is easier to put it off until later....as we usually do.

We try not to think about old age, because some of us will get a serious disease then and have nothing but worries, so we better delay thinking about that, too.

We try not to think about our troubles, because we think that thinking about them just gets in the way of doing something about them.

We try not to think about life expectancy, because we suspect God may be in charge of that problem, and we would prefer at most times not to think about Him (or is it Her?), but there I go again!

And today I defy you to not think about elections, because that could involve all those other things we are trying not to think about!

_______

© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.



Thank heavens I have enough troubles of my own not to have to think about the future, economics, old age, sacrifice, war and peace, and all those other things!

Who will govern me?  I'm not sure I want to think seriously about that either!
Who will govern me? I'm not sure I want to think seriously about that either! | Source

If you try not to think about a particular thing, you are already thinking about it!

More by this Author

  • Biographical:  Once Upon A Throne - Part I
    18

    A true story of a remarkable Buddhist king, and especially of his remarkable Christian granddaughter. This chapter sets the scene for both.

  • A Haiku - Leadership
    20

    What defines a true leader? It isn't just charisma and sensing their power. It isn't just making us afraid so we are mobilized. It's being true, honest, fair, up front, and out front. This Haiku examines leadership.

  • Euro And We Owe, But Who?
    11

    On both sides of the Atlantic we are wondering what the future of the Euro is to be. Meanwhile it hangs over all our heads like a sword of Damocles.


Comments 11 comments

loveofnight profile image

loveofnight 4 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

I like the way that you put pen to paper, now you have me thinking about things that I was going to put off until tomorrow's tomorrow; then agin as you said "Thank heavens I have enough troubles of my own not to have to think about the future, economics, old age, sacrifice, war and peace, and all those other things! " Keep writing because you are a good read.....Be Well


Amy Becherer profile image

Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Great read, Perspycacious. Your piece kept pace with how fast my thoughts flicker in and out of my consciousness when I'm trying not to think about them. Honest writing with just the right tone of comic relief. Brilliant, entertaining and truthful....ever think of running for President?


Perspycacious profile image

Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

I ran for president and was succesful two years in a row...in high school.


Amy Becherer profile image

Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Well, there ya go! That's more than most of us can say!


Gail Meyers profile image

Gail Meyers 4 years ago from United States

This has the same result as don't think of pink elephants. LOL


Perspycacious profile image

Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Right you are. Surely something to think about. ;o)


catgypsy profile image

catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

Great hub...and so true, Perspycacious!


Perspycacious profile image

Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

catgypsy: Maybe we could turn a phrase and make it say "Out of mind, out of sight." ?


catgypsy profile image

catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

Ha...that's a good one!


xstatic profile image

xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Very true, and am trying to stay in the moment as much as possible, should be easier after 11/6.


Perspycacious profile image

Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

xstatic: If the result is a very narrow victory for "the other side," how many after 11/6/12 will say in that moment: "Oh, if only I had done more!" If it is a landslide for the other side, we can say, the people have spoken, and that is how our system is supposed to work....like it or not. Let's hope the international observers observe a fair, free, uncorrupted vote.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working