“Intrusive thoughts” is a clinical term for a symptom of many psychological conditions including depression and anxiety. The reality is that all of us experience intrusive thoughts i.e. those thoughts which we do not control as well as harmful and destructive thoughts. It is a simple fact that our inner talking, that is to say our inner dialog, runs on autopilot most of the time. Even when we try to focus on school work or a project in our job our mind wanders. This is the way minds work.
Unlike a computer which “thinks”, if you can call it that, linearly, we think using a neural net. Thoughts bounce around in this net of brain circuitry more or less randomly. This allows us to make associations a computer could not make. This is how those annoying “captcha” programs work. This random bouncing of memories, ideas, dreams and plain old thoughts allows us to be creative. You could say this is part of what makes us human. A problem arises though when these unbidden thoughts become negative, painful or self destructive.
forgetters, featuring Blake Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker, Jets To Brazil) and Kevin Mahon (ex-Against Me!) will be releasing their debut album on November 13th via Too Small To Fail Records. Check out the artwork and track listing below by clicking “Read More.”
Feeling like the air has been knocked out of me. Mostly on the verge of tears all week.
today’s word is bitterness.