I often wonder if I ever really have an original thought? I am a twenty-five year old young women who constantly feels overwhelmed by the amount of knowledge there is to process each and every day. Every moment of life I feel like I need to pencil down at least two or three snippets of thought or else they will become lost in the abyss of responsibility and obligation. There is so much knowledge from so many different directions and, so often, many different people to please; my questions is: do I base my thoughts and opinions strictly on my own careful consideration or is it tainted by the impeding influences and voices?
It is only fair to recognize that life is made up of information to process and is inevitably shaped by external forces. Funny, having significant time to face the awful and depressing question, "What am I going to do with my life," has brought me to this reflection. Regardless of why I ask this questions, I answer this - I believe we are rushed. There are so many things in the world to consider, so many aspects of our lives to juggle. We make decisions hastily, not taking the time to really consider how we feel about something and instead move forward with the majority without even realizing if we agree. I want to stop generating an opinion in this fashion. I feel lost and I am not sure this has much of anything to do with it, but it is something I have begun to recognize in myself and find it less than impressive. If anyone has any thoughts, please don't hesitate to share them!