What Are Your Hidden Thoughts?

 

 

In today’s modern world it is not uncommon to hide one’s thoughts from others. We are rapidly adapting to different situations by putting on masks. We are doing this for social lubrication with various motives like career success, mating etc. We have become so used to in doing this that we often don’t realize doing it.

In my opinion, the modern world promotes people-pleasing. Sure, we should be nice to one another but that doesn’t mean we should not disagree. People don’t like someone who disagrees from them but the point is that if we don’t listen to new ideas and let other people challenge our thoughts then we will not be able to grow as a society or even as species.

New ideas always face resistance and if that idea challenges the beliefs of powerful people then you are in grave trouble. Many scientists and philosophers have faced trials and death penalties just for something that either challenged the ideas of the rulers or had proved them wrong. We should not be afraid of new ideas because it often gives us a reason to introspect and adapt to new thought patterns.

People, in general, are very hesitant of putting forward something that deviates from the normal. They also resist their true self from coming out. Though this might give a competitive advantage in their work, money-making, or fame the point is that they will have a hard time answering their conscience. Trust me not being able to stop those voices in your head will take a toll on your mental health. The voices however will stop someday and you will not face problems with putting on a fake version of yourself and everything will seem to go to normal.

But there will be something that will stop you from being happy. If you are somehow doing it then you need to stop it and if you don’t know whether it is the case with you. Then you need to introspect and find the answer for yourself. It will be a tough journey to show your true self but trust me it will be worth it.

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world
but then I thought, there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do
I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too.
well, I hope that if you are out there you read this and know that yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.”
― Rebecca Katherine Martin

“Is it possible, in the final analysis, for one human being to achieve perfect understanding of another?
We can invest enormous time and energy in serious efforts to know another person, but in the end, how close can we come to that person’s essence? We convince ourselves that we know the other person well, but do we really know anything important about anyone?”
― Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

“I like the scientific spirit—the holding off, the being sure but not too sure, the willingness to surrender ideas when the evidence is against them: this is ultimately fine—it always keeps the way beyond open—always gives life, thought, affection, the whole man, a chance to try over again after a mistake—after a wrong guess.”
― Walt Whitman, Walt Whitman’s Camden Conversations

“It’s okay to disagree with the thoughts or opinions expressed by other people. That doesn’t give you the right to deny any sense they might make. Nor does it give you a right to accuse someone of poorly expressing their beliefs just because you don’t like what they are saying. Learn to recognize good writing when you read it, even if it means overcoming your pride and opening your mind beyond what is comfortable.”
― Ashly Lorenzana
“Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centuries since the Bible was written. And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves the guides and leaders of us all; who would force their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who would invade our schools and libraries and homes. I personally resent it bitterly.”
― Isaac Asimov, The Roving Mind
“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    What side do you usually stand on?

    • The majority opinion
    • The minority opinion
    • I try to stay out of it
    • Whoever I believe
  • Question of

    What’s most important to your life?

    • Love
    • Security
    • Knowledge
    • Imagination
    • Other
  • Question of

    Where do you usually go to relax?

    • A quiet place
    • A place surrounded by people
    • To my loved one’s arms
    • Other
  • Question of

    Do you ever catch yourself daydreaming?

    • All the time
    • Pretty often
    • Not usually
    • Never
  • Question of

    Would you say you’re a cynical person?

    • Very cynical
    • Somewhat
    • Not at all
  • Question of

    Would you say you’re content with your life?

    • Not at all
    • It’s alright
    • I’m happy with it
  • Question of

    Are you in a romantic relationship?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Which word best describes you?

    • Lonely
    • Curious
    • Pensive
    • Imaginative
  • Question of

    Are you introverted or extroverted?

    • Introverted
    • Extroverted
  • Question of

    How does the future make you feel?

    • Anxious
    • Excited
    • Hopeful
    • I’m unsure
  • Question of

    If you knew your best friend was cheating on his significant other, would you tell that person?

    • No way!
    • I wouldn’t, but I would feel kind of guilty.
    • I would, but I would feel bad.
    • I would have to tell them.
  • Question of

    You’re paid hourly, and your boss doesn’t know if you leave a little early. Do you?

    • All the time
    • Sometimes
    • Once in awhile
    • Never
  • Question of

    Do you tip housekeepers at a hotel?

    • No
    • Rarely
    • Most of the time
    • Always
  • Question of

    Would you give a kidney to help someone you know live?

    • Are you kidding? No way!
    • I might.
    • I probably would.
    • Of course!
  • Question of

    What if it was someone you didn’t know?

    • Why would even ask?
    • There is no way I would do that.
    • I doubt it.
    • I would if I could.
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