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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: intunewithmyself
I want to find out how to unlock my brain to work with my thoughts and inner workings. I know something IS there. I just CAN'T figure out what it is.
Start writing. There's no better way to get your thoughts out and view them from the outside.
Thinking deeply and in an abstract manner is, for me, no burden what so ever. These things allow me to absorb concepts beyond my mathematical understanding, and imagine them visually, rather than numerically. For example, I would be lost and damned all to Hell on Earth, without the ability to think about the structure of black holes, or about the fantastic plethora of possibilities that one is presented with, when considering the potential variations in planetary bodies in the whole breadth of the universe. These are but a few examples of the things I put through my head in deep thought.
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What is a burden however, is nothing to do with abstract thinking, or even deep thought. What is impossible to deal with sometimes, is to see things happen in the world, which one knows to be wrong, which one has already run through the scenario for, or seen as a part of a repeating pattern in historical terms, and be powerless to stop the inevitable result. This is something I battle with all the time, and have done since I was able to think for myself, and had read a little history in my spare time.
It let people specialize more and develop more complicated societies
The division of labour is the specialization of cooperating individuals who perform specific tasks and roles. Because of the large amount of labour saved by giving workers specialized tasks in Industrial Revolution-era factories, some classical economists as well as some mechanical engineers such as Charles Babbage were proponents of division of labour. Also, having workers perform single or limited tasks eliminated the long training period required to train craftsmen, who were replaced with lesser paid but more productive unskilled workers. Historically, an increasingly complex division of labour is associated with the growth of total output and trade, the rise of capitalism, and of the complexity of industrialised processes. The concept and implementation of division of labour has been observed in ancient Sumerian (Mesopotamian) culture, where assignment of jobs in some cities coincided with an increase in trade and economic interdependence. In addition to trade and economic interdependence, division of labour generally increases both producer and individual worker productivity.
originally posted by: Bluesma
I have one son that is in this phase of convincing himself others just don't understand him because he is deeper and some sort of intellectual wizard (superior to the common man). I want to smack him upside the head right now. /quote]
Sadly some folks don't ever grow out of this. People in my peer group still think like this and I am nearly 40. LOL
edit on 12-2-2015 by Punisher75 because: (no reason given)