Here Is A Thought On A Friday

Have you ever had a long discussion with yourself in which you ask yourself questions and then you respond to them? And then you worry that you’re turning into Gollum because that is like, classic Gollum behavior? And then you think about girls you know who are completely obsessed with getting engaged and married and then you’re all “I’m going to start calling those girls Gollums because they are all about that ring” and then you pat yourself on the back because you just created the newest cultural phenomenon?

So, what I’m saying is, should we all be a little worried that this is how my brain works?

37 thoughts on “Here Is A Thought On A Friday

  1. It is perfectly fine to talk to yourself and answer yourself – when you answer yourself and say “HUH?”, that’s when you are in trouble. One thing about talking to myself, I always know what we are talking about and I don’t have to constantly explain myself. Other people seem to think it is peculiar, but I grew up with my Mom talking to herself a lot, seems to sun in the family. We who talk to ourselves are doing well, it’s the other part of the population that doesn’t are in trouble and don’t have any one sensible for a great conversation. Just be sure it is positive, I have spent over six decades of negative programing and it is not easy to change. However, I have made good progress.

  2. Not sure about being Gollum (I don’t make throat noises, my precious), but I do talk to myself, and get answers. Why? The wise choose themselves to talk to; everyone else requires an explanation.

  3. Would you call them “Gollum” in the classic Gollum voice? ‘Cause that would be cool. You want to be cool, don’t you? Clearly. If there’s one thing popularity contests (like blogs) can teach us, it’s that being cool is always most important–forget how your brain works. That part isn’t worth diddly in a popularity contest.

      1. You know what they say, “she who dies with the most popularity…well, she sure was popular while it lasted. Who else we got?” Yes, you should win, and all the better if you can do it in a zazzy, in-your-face way. Go for the gold, even if you have to slightly steal it off the other person’s neck while they’re not paying attention cause they’re thinking, “I don’t have to pay attention to anything ever again because I just won a gold medal.” And then that’s when you strike. Ca-ching! Popularity. So easy. And soooooo good.

  4. ” I uh, I don’t talk to people much. I mean, I talk to them, but they don’t talk to me. Except to say that “your questions are irksome,” or “perhaps you should take your furs and your literal interpretations to the other side of the river.” -Anya, BTVS.

  5. I think it’s safe to say you shouldn’t worry too much. After all we each process things differently… I tend to picture too many conversations I have as comic strips from the news paper. (maybe I should be worried)

  6. I’ve always talked to myself. Worse, I use first and second person. “You know you need to pay bills today.” “Yeah, I know. I hate paying bills.” “Oh, that’s original. Most people love it. You’re a grown-up, pay bills.” And so on. It’s usually more compelling than that. Frequently more surreal.

  7. You should absolutely not be worried. You should instead congratulate yourself. Obsession is one thing and, yes, a cause for worry. But conversations with yourself on problems you are trying to solve are not only healthy but normal and desirable. How often have you gone to sleep with a problem on your mind and awakened with a solution, or at least the next step to take in a solution?

    Some very wise people counsel that talking to yourself is you discussing with your higher self (or God, or your spiritual helpers) about a problem. The answers, if you listen carefully, are from them. This is a breakthrough for the spiritually-fueled person. So, be glad. I personally can’t count the number of times I have found solutions from these internal discussions. And don’t worry if you talk out loud. That’s just for greater focus.

  8. I’d only worry if your brain stopped working this way. I don’t even wear my wedding ring. I’m allergic to it. I’m not sure what that makes me. A terrible wife?

    1. Haha- that would probably be the right time to worry. And no way does not wearing your ring make you a bad wife. Maybe you’re allergic because your soul is so pure that your body reject material things like gold. If anything you’re a better wife than the rest of us. Thanks for making us all look bad Jules. 😉

  9. emmlaa says:

    If it’s any consolation I love how your mind works… mine is similar and I am a gollum in some retrospect due to the talking to myself and asking myself questions then responding.

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