...and then my id told my superego to shove it
Thinking Too Much
by, 10-21-2010 at 06:04 AM (272 Views)
At home, being the only intuitive one means I hear the following all the damn time:
"You think too much."
Admittedly, that is somewhat true. Sometimes I can't get out of my head at all. I'm stuck there. I don't know any other way to be, even.
However, is it not a good thing to approach life from a skeptical and analytical perspective? I don't think surface information should be accepted at face value at all. When people are speaking to me, I note in my mind what they are saying, and then I ask myself, "What do they really mean?" When I watch a television show, I look for influences from other shows, symbolism, (oftentimes the costumes will literally reflect a character's journey from "rags to riches" or something like that) etc.
Now, at school, I never hear that I think too much at all. I hear these things.
"You are very intelligent. What is your major. What do you want to do?" (Implied: I could be doing anything.)
"You are so insightful."
"You ask the right questions."
Well, damn. I wish I could have skipped everything else and went right to college. It would have made me feel like I was at Hogwarts or something, a magical place that just happened to be perfectly fit for me.