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Blaise Jabo

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one's thinking

One’s thinking
What you are thinking, I am thinking of it, or I have already thought of it and I might be about to think of it. Thinking is regarded as something from a personal perspective, argued to be unique, and of intelligent background. But I think as one might as well think too, that (thinking) is just as common as anything else, created around an environment that will give that thought a meaning, same way we cry at funerals instead of smiling/laughing, the environment will play a big role in whatever we are thinking, it stimulates us to think. So if two individuals are exposed in same environment there is a big chance for them to think about things in an almost same fashion, however it’s the application and presentation of the thought by individuals that makes the thought look different when it comes to the outside. Thinking comes from within us, the environment triggers us to communicate with it in thought; we create thought, shape it, weight it and give it a time-scale. The thought might be of the same to two individuals, but the shaping of the thought, the weight and its timing might be very different which in result appear as if the two individuals had different thought in the first place


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  • Nov 12 2013: I have thought like this. The thought is identical to yours. Maybe thoughts don't come from our-self but from everyone collectively. How would you prove that scientifically?

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