Here’s the scene: you are sitting in your living room cozily on the couch, scrolling through an app on your phone, you see something and there is a familiar spark in your brain, almost like the ping of a new notification. Suddenly this thought enthralls you. You cannot get it out. It is nagging at you incessantly.
What has this got to do with anything? You’re probably wondering at this point. Well, let me tell you. That happened to me on Sunday and I am still thinking about it. It’s fascinating, how long a single thought, memory, or even feeling can stay in our brains at the forefront of our day.
We get hooked on things so easily in all aspects of our lives. It is part of the reason why we get addicted to things, I think, both innately harmful (drugs, alcohol, etc.) and seemingly harmless (food, technology, social media, etc.). Even if we are told to let it go, move on, don’t think about it, don’t do it, sometimes we still do. I find it absolutely fascinating and mind boggling.
I feel as though sometimes we, as humans, are walking ironic situations.