From: Chris Taylor (Christopher.Taylor@man.ac.uk)
Date: Thu 03 Apr 2003 - 11:44:50 GMT
> Someone said, " I think more than I wanna think ! "
> Figurative, yes, thinking about something that isn 't there in the
> first place, ok, but what about the literal sense !?
> Can we, memetical speaking, think too much !?
I think we're kidding ourselves if we 'think' (ho ho - i.e. if we
possess a meme, flawed because it encodes the idea that) we can control
our resident memes. What about PTSD (although there is a structural
change in the hippocampus I think the point is valid), and more minor
stresses we relive while conscious. What about compulsive addiction too.
I for one often have thoughts I'd rather be rid of, whether they are raw
memories of having my little cat put down, yet another jingle or a
craving to see the person I really should avoid (god this is getting a
bit confessional, better stop).
Chris Taylor (email@example.com)
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