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

Updated on September 19, 2012

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!

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© 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!

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      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.

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      Jim Higgins 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.

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      catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

      Ha...that's a good one!

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

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

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      catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

      Great hub...and so true, Perspycacious!

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

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

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      Gail Meyers 4 years ago from United States

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

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

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

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

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

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      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?

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      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