The best time and place to think

This week Fandango asks;

When and where do you do your best thinking? Why is that?

I do a lot of thinking when I’m alone. It could be while I’m walking, taking a shower or sitting in my comfy bed before sleeping.

I seriously cannot think clearly when I’m distracted by people around me talking, the tv blaring news, or something else. I also cannot think when I am required to pay attention to my surroundings, reply to queries or give my opinion. Here, by the term thinking, I mean serious contemplating topics like life end it’s complexities and of course my writing.

The time for thinking deep thoughts is anytime and all the time when I need to think. Solitude is the primary requirement. The reason is I think self-explanatory; I think to sort out my problems. I also think about writing ideas and at this time I want to be free from external stimulation so that I can concentrate on my ideas.

Thinking is a very useful activity. If more people thought before they acted our world would be a much better place.


Written for FPQ # 158, hosted by Fandango



50 thoughts on “The best time and place to think

      1. When I worked at a library, my boss used to say, “you can’t cure people”–as in change them into better, less self-centered folks. 🙂 I was a long time learning that everyone can’t be like me–have my values, beliefs, ways of doing things, etc–and fortunately everyone can’t have my bad points either, hah!! 🙂

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  1. Your closing paragraph is perfectly stated. Unfortunately many people react with thinking. I completely agree with you about solitude and contemplation. A sacred space. Wonderful post, Sadje.


  2. I agree with you, Sadje. Constructive thinking is an important aspect of human life that requires solitude and tranquillity to come up with instrumental solutions. I also find it hard to cogitate properly in a noisy and tumultuous environment.✅ 😊

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