I mean, that usually when I hear something, see something or read something I just accept it. I don't very often unpack thoughts or ideas very well. It is kinda like my mind is a large room full of unopened packages. Now, I'm not dumb ... I just accept things at face value easily. I assume that if the information isn't obvious and visible on the outside than it must not be important.
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Like I said, this is my default. Thankfully as an adult I have learned to open some of the packages and analyze them. Still, I recognize this as an area that I need to work on. In fact, looking back in my journal I found a written goal from a few months ago:
I want to listen more intently and ask more questions.Basically I need to learn to unpack better.
The strange thing is that every once in awhile I will suddenly and rather violently swing to the other side and completely overthink something.
Here's a silly example that happened the other night that got me thinking.
My daughter showed me a video on her iPod that her brother and her were giggling about. It was a