- Why did everyone start to hate the Russians if the U.S. did the same thing in Afghanistan, Iraq?
- What needs to be corrected in the management of Russia first?
- Why did Blaise Pascal become a religious man at the end of his life?
- How do I know if a guy likes you?
- When they say "one generation", how many do they mean?
It is strange that you can not combine choosing the “golden mean” in your life. I accept both. After all, this is a part of us, a part of our inner self, although we may not realize the importance of such reflections…
Here they write about the need for a” golden mean”: I reflected a little, then put my thoughts on the shelf and had as much fun as my heart desires — however, you should not get involved in this either, otherwise you will not see development. Such a swing is an attractive and cute picture, but, in my opinion, it is actually impossible.�
The fact is that reflection is not retroactive. Once you have made a mental movement and come to a certain point, it is impossible to return to the starting point. If a believer from childhood once necessarily realizes the impossibility of God, he will never be able to believe again, no matter how much he wants to — this will either be self-deception, which will require enormous efforts, or something completely new and different from that childish faith. Once you have experienced the chaos and indifference of the world to man, you will no longer be able to inspire peace with the hopes of rewarded efforts and the inevitable bright future. The survivor of the collapse of an ideal will never find refuge in that ideal again.
Of course, reflection is not necessarily something so gloomy and joyless, it just complicates and deepens our understanding of the world and ourselves in any case, and “many knowledge — many sorrows”. And of course, it does not cancel out joy, but, dispelling previous illusions, it forces us to look for new joys and new ideals, and for this we need the same movement-thinking without the right to back down.
So, to answer your question: it will be calmer not to think and just live. There's no sarcasm here, it's true. Another thing is that thinking is more interesting. And what is better — everyone decides for himself.
The problem here is that” reflection ” is often understood as painful introspection, endless mental running in circles. Such “reflection” is really of little use, and you need to be able to slow down if necessary. In fact, reflection involves the ability to look at yourself (and the results of your own activities) from the outside – and such cycles of introspection and self-abasement do not allow this, on the contrary, the “reflective” person only closes in on himself.
And healthy reflection, on the contrary, only helps to make life better. I looked at myself as dispassionately as possible (if possible, of course), saw what you were doing well, and what your weaknesses were, and drew attention to some points that usually escape you: now you know where to lay out straws, where to work on yourself, and productivity will only grow from this.