Suppressing a thought
Sometimes we want to suppress a thought. We want to think about other things.
Can you suppress a thought successfully?
You can try, but it might make thought stronger. Researchers asked smokers to quit smoking. One group of smokers were told to suppress their thoughts about smoking. The other group of smokers were told to not suppress their thoughts.
This is what they found:
Smokers that suppressed their thoughts about smoking had stronger thoughts about smoking afterwards. Smokers that did not suppress their thoughts did not have strong thoughts about smoking.
Don’t fight your thoughts; think around them!
My cat rubs me with his body to show affection. This I thought was true.Like many cat-lovers, I used to interpret cat behaviors with human eyes. I thought my cat rubbed his body against me in order to be closer to me. I also thought it licked his fur after cuddling with me because I messed it up. That’s not at all what he was doing!
2018/08/01 (星期三) 00:10:03
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Oliver shows up with a user manual he needs to study in order to teach his grandfather how to watch the news online. He tells Annie that his grandfather is having a hard time learning to use new technology. Annie explains to Oliver why his school assigns classes according to ability and reminds him not to be too proud.
2018/09/19 (星期三) 10:07