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WHAT IS A THOUGHT?
An idea for an essay just came to my mind. I dashed to my study and quickly jotted the thought on paper for fear that it might vanish as swiftly as it had come. This accomplished, I relayed for a moment, as the day had been wasted trying to formulate an abstract theme.
Consequently, I said to myself, “What is a thought?”
I can only comment that a thought is a mental vision of blurred words and mutes. Embellishing and rearranging the words and images fully develops the thought that produces useful information. Integrating this information with inherent knowledge creates an idea, thus completing the thinking process. We discover that the rearranging of our thoughts is not a simple task.
These thoughts appear in the head as visual pictures, constantly shifting from one side to the other and changing in shape, size, color and configuration. The continual variety of the images does not allow sufficient time to formulate and retain the idea properly.
Where do these illusive thoughts cone from in the first place? It is impossible to command the presence of a new idea. It appears that a thinking machine, which generates ideas, is part of the unconscious. During a dream, new thoughts are easily registered, extremely vivid and authentically reproduced. This subconscious, thought—producing effect led to many interesting experiments by noted psychologists, during the early part of the nineteenth century.
John B. Watson, the founder of Behaviorism, proposed to discard from psychology all reference to conscious method thinking. His theory said that thought consisted of muscular activities together with perceptual changes; this combination was sufficient for thinking.
Therefore, I conclude, if you aspire to be a great “thinker”, your cause will be enhanced if you are usually unconscious!