What Ride Do Your Thoughts Take?
I hate it when having something is considered a norm, when only a privileged few actually have access to said thing. A train of thought, for instance, is one of those things.
Every time we say "I lost my train of thought", it fuels the narrative that all thought processes look the same. A notion that enforces the idea that thoughts follow a specific track, are orderly and conclusive. You see, that's not the case for everyone.
Here is some alternative transportation you can use to describe your thoughts when you (yet again) lose track of your thoughts.
Nagordola of Thought
Is your mental state stuck in a constant loop of highs and lows? Boy, do I have just the ride for you.
Notice how it's a nagordola and not a merry-go-round? Well, that symbolises the creaking sounds your mind makes every time you try to make decisions because we can all admit, the worst thing people with nagordola thinking can face is having to make decisions.
Hoping to ever reach any conclusions at all? Forget it.
Aircraft of Thought
Children's thoughts probably travel in some kind of aircraft, head in the clouds, up above in a world of their own. There's no traffic, their imaginations are undisturbed by the worldly demands.
Upon growing up, our aircraft lands, hails whatever rental car is available at the airport, and goes out into the congested roads. The few with aircraft that never land grow into adults who are either creatively inclined, people frequently accused of being distracted and impractical, or are just struggling.
Truck of Thought
If the first thing you want to say is "utter chaos" when asked what's on your mind, your thoughts probably ride trucks. They are out of control and this results in a reckless disposition and emotional instability.
When it's time to make decisions or reach conclusions, you might succeed, but only after a venturous journey with a high likelihood of crashing. If disorderly thoughts of yours are most active at night, as they often are, your thoughts probably ride the cargo trucks cruising around the city — a wild nocturnal ride.
Rickshaw of Thought
If your reaction to this article so far is "You guys are having thoughts?", your mind has probably been hailing rickshaws.
Maybe that your thoughts are only active in regards to niche areas of interest, but when it comes to important things, like navigating the highways of life, your mind is blank. And when you desperately need your brain to work? It performs remarkably, demonstrating how devoid of activity it truly can be.
Your pattern of thought might not resonate with any of the rides mentioned above, but now you know that the possibilities are endless. Not having the purposeful train is okay, it's also okay to not be able to categorise your way of thought into any one type of ride.
Spread the word, pick your ride, and embrace diversity.
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