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Monday, September 9, 2013

The second thought is the best

I am swiftly reminded of a satirical joke on How to avoid the first-sight love and the answer is to have a second sight. Having said this let me come to the point, when life throws numerous questions right in front of us; it is always difficult to take a right decision in the given context.  When the expectation is high and we are ought to deliver our duties triggered with tension and worries our first thought rather decision might go wrong. 

Our mind should be devoid of tension and worries and it would be completely calm to have fresh and innovative thoughts. It is always said that, at same time we cannot be rational and emotional; to put in other words reason and emotion can’t work simultaneously. When we are emotionally charged our reasoning power would not work as much as when our mind is absolutely free of tension and worries. Definitely tension and worries keep the show (life) going but too much of tension and worries about life and the decision that we need to take in life at major milestones would only backfire us. 

The creative people working with advertisement firms have strong brainstorming session before arriving at the best concept and tagline possible. They would not be content with the first creative spark but instead they would keep writing down the concepts and taglines that flash through their mind. Moving from one concept and tagline to another, each time they can polish and better them. Thus, they arrive at the finest concept and tagline ready to advertise. 

Our life is centered on the each pervious decision we had taken so we can’t afford to be wrong in our thoughts and decision. Our thoughts should be clear and clear thoughts lead to fine decisions. Giving 500 buck each to 25 students and they could use this money either for dress, to have food and ice-cream, for buying text books, Oxford English dictionary or to give it to a poor man. Students very first thought could be to have food and ice-cream with their friends but later they might alter their decision and to use the money for some productive purpose like buying books, dress or helping the needy ones. 

Id, ego and super-ego are the three parts of the psychic apparatus defined in Sigmund Freud's structural model of the psyche; they are the three theoretical constructs in terms of whose activity and interaction mental life is described. According to this model of the psyche, the id is the set of uncoordinated instinctual trends; the super-ego plays the critical and moralizing role; and the ego is the organized, realistic part that mediates between the desires of the id and the super-ego. The super-ego can stop you from doing certain things that your id may want you to do.

Id being a pleasure principle and mostly we are governed by id principle our first thought is tend to be  shallow so we can’t completely relay on our very first thought therefore, second thought is said to be the best. Second thought just does not mean the very next thought after the first one, second thought could be any thoughts followed after the very first thought. There could also be exceptions to the fact that second thought is the best. 

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