Peter Stockland: We have become victims of our own overthinking

Posted January 2, 2018 4:09 pm by Editor

Peter Stockland: We have become victims of our own overthinking

Some years ago, I would refer a particular fussbudget friend to a spoof self-help group called Over Thinkers Anonymous.Whenever the friend launched into extended sessions of fussbudgeting marked by repetitive second-guessing, perpetual analysis of speck of sand detail and the ever popular backward forecasting (“If only I’d done X, then Y wouldn’t have happened…”), I would offer times and locales for the nearest Over Thinkers Anonymous meeting.As I concocted it, OTA was a 12,000-step program based on participants taking only two fraught-with-peril steps backward for every one hypothetically positive step forward. The principle was to achieve acknowledgement that, yes, things

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