Are your thoughts Just a reflection of what you heard.?


#1

Are your thoughts just a reflection of what you heard?
When I listen to music lyrics ?
When I listen to CNN or fox
When I read A book

My thoughts are not my thoughts!

How about you. ? Are your thoughts independent ? Or original?


#2

I guess my thoughts are a “gumbo” of what I hear, see, learn by reading, etc. But my thoughts ARE MY OWN! I decide what to filter out, what to believe, what is true and what is not true. I hope that I can listen, see, observe, learn and make a decision with my conscience of what I keep and what I get rid of.


#3

When I read a book my imagination is so much better,nice dreams ,more vibrant speech…and I play Scrabble
with more ease.Books enhance my own thinking and imagination…like a launching pad,I want to be original.
I want my own thoughts for the most ,so turn the radio off(especially talk back radio with so many biased opinions!)
I can’t stand commercials…on tv and radio…they take up too much time in the head and get in the way of thinking.
I wish I had a mental delete button to keep my thinking freed up,for the more important things…there’s a lot of unessasary
thinking going on up there :slight_smile:


#4

Hi dann,

I’d like to think that I can think for myself.

But I also think that we are probably influenced by the things that surround us, too, like the news and other forms of media that we come into contact with every day.

I would think that we’re probably influenced if we read magazines and/or newspapers or watch TV or listen to the radio, or look on-line at the Internet, for example.


#5

Yes saint Paul warns us not to be tossed to and fro. By every wind of doctrine and thought.

But it is kinda hard. When I watch a commercial. Like buy our pillow . you will sleep better. I am tempted and wonder if it Will Improve my sleep !


#6

Oh yes.

I agree about that! :slightly_smiling_face:

I recall seeing those types of infomercials/ads and thinking, “I wonder how that works, and if I could use something like that, too?” :thinking:


#7

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