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Hey! That’s What I Think! May 23, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Mindfulness, People.

220px-EdisonDiscLabelBunkIn pondering deep thoughts, there is no reason to start from scratch.

We can build on the thoughts of those who came before us.

Not through wholesale adoption of their truths, but by running their ideas through our internal filter to see what resonates with our inner compass.

And what needs to be kicked to the curb!

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related post: Conveyors of Other People’s Thoughts & Ideas (Candid Impressions)



1. Don - May 23, 2014

Agree wholeheartedly, Thanks for the link Nancy. Good of you.

nrhatch - May 23, 2014

Great minds like a think!

Don - May 23, 2014

Now that’s good Nancy. Doesn’t it makes you think. ๐Ÿ™‚

nrhatch - May 23, 2014

That reminds me, I bumped into a blog a short time ago that I expect you would enjoy:


I’ve only read about 10 of David’s posts so far but each has had something to offer. Great writing. Good thoughts. And a sense of humor.

2. Jill Weatherholt - May 23, 2014

My thoughts exactly, Nancy! I’ve always loved the word “bunk.” ๐Ÿ™‚
Have a great holiday weekend…be safe!

nrhatch - May 23, 2014

Thanks, Jill. Me too ~ “bunk” is a fun word. We don’t have any grand plans for the weekend. We’ll stay close to home and avoid the holiday traffic.

3. In the Stillness of Willow Hill - May 23, 2014

Bloggers are leading the way to this “thinking revolution”. So many wonderful people with so many thoughts. Learning to translate thoughts into our own truth is critical.

nrhatch - May 23, 2014

Different experiences in different places with different people cause us to view the world in different ways from different vantage points with different perspectives and different slants.

Vive la difference!

Val Boyko - May 24, 2014

Yes indeed to both of you ๐Ÿ™‚

nrhatch - May 24, 2014

Thanks, Val! Hope you’re having a blast in Scotland.

4. Grannymar - May 23, 2014

I am often heard to say “That is a load of old bumkum!” Thankfully, never about your posts, Nancy.

nrhatch - May 23, 2014

Phew! That’s a relief! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

I think “bumkum” and “bunk” are 1st cousins to “hogwash.”

Grannymar - May 23, 2014

Quite probably!

5. I am J - May 23, 2014

Oh, so true, Nancy. It seems we are inundated with so much information these days and for every viewpoint expressed, there are just as many to contradict it. Our internal filter is probably the most reliable truth meter we have in this age of technology. But then, that does require a bit of quiet introspection and there’s the rub… quiet and introspection. Have a super weekend, my blogger friend.

nrhatch - May 23, 2014

Exactly right! Contradictions abound. Learning how to think for ourselves makes life a better fit.

6. diannegray - May 23, 2014

Some people have great ideas and other just a load of bunk ๐Ÿ˜‰ Filtering through all the notions that go around is a great way to find a few gems, Nancy ๐Ÿ˜€

nrhatch - May 23, 2014

Here’s to keeping our BUNK-O-METERS in running order! Have a great weekend!

7. Pix Under the Oaks - May 24, 2014

I like the way you think Nancy!

nrhatch - May 24, 2014

I think I’ll thank you!
Have a wonderful weekend with CH.

8. ericjbaker - May 24, 2014

The key to evaluating an idea on its merits is circumventing our own biases.

nrhatch - May 24, 2014

Good point, Eric. As a philosophy major in college and also in law school, I had ample opportunity to look at “both sides of the coin” on any number of issues.

When we examine issues from different vantage points, slants, and perspectives, and get in the habit of formulating the best arguments for & against each issue, we have a better sense of the pros, the cons, the middle ground . . . and any deep-seated bias or prejudice that is creeping into the equation.

9. Three Well Beings - May 27, 2014

I think that’s so true, Nancy. I think that’s what I like about research. You rarely start with anything completely novel. You add in new information building on the work of others. Nothing is completely original, just credited, and knowledge expands. ๐Ÿ™‚

nrhatch - May 27, 2014

Most of the knowledge/ wisdom/ insights circulated on blogs is recycled/ reconstituted/ repackaged with a bit of the blogger’s own slant/ spin/ perspective tossed into the mix.

If we share the best of the best . . . the cream will rise to the top!

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