US – The Overthinking Species
Human brain is a wonder, it is responsible for so many astonishing feats, something even renowned scientists have not fully realised yet. It is said that even Einstein with all his brilliance didn’t use his brain beyond 9% and that is considered a pretty high limit in human terms since there have been no other recorded instances of anyone else using their brain to such extent! However if probably, had Einstein too lived in our age, he too would have been troubled with so many issues in his teenage that plague our teens! It is often suggested by studies that a normal teen is susceptible to as much mental stress as a mental patient in 1950’s.
And this can be widely accepted since, with the advent of new technologies, distances have further reduced and no one is at but an arm’s distance from each other. We are at a greater risk of suffering from a variety of tensions, most of them an invention of our own brain, overthinking and over analysing each situation worrying like the entire world depends upon the problems that we face!
We give so much importance to issues that affect us, that we are often blinded by them, turning into uncontrollable overthinking creatures, and the majority of reasons we concern ourselves with, relationship troubles, friendship troubles and at the most, family troubles but while family troubles do account to be taken on the serious note as compared to others, we mostly give it the least bit of thought, pleasing the fleeting guest being our motive! We like to think of us as a bunch of mature people, but on the first sign of discomfort, we end up giving too much thought to problems that require very little attention otherwise. We think on such issues all day long, for days, for weeks at length trying to figure it out as if our life depends upon it and it being the sole reason of our survival. This is wrong!
We somehow bring so many useless things within our thought process that the end result of all our thinking is an amalgamation of what not, which is a dangerous situation to be in, as it saps our self confidence and doubt self. Hence a problem, which required perhaps no extra thought, becomes our reason for existence at that moment, and we take such issues with such seriousness that would make grown ups jealous.
Someone once said that if someone or something upsets you, think of how that issue may still resonate in your life in a few years down the lane, and ask yourself if you need to be concerned, chances are, you’ll understand just how fickle the situation is. It is just something a teenager faces, not that it isn’t important, it is, but overthinking about such issues is never the solution. For how do you tend to solve some problem you are facing if you end up worrying even more so about it, life is full of ups and downs and few years down the lane, you will look back, and in case you remember about those ‘problems’ that kept you up at night, you’d laugh at yourself, thinking just how much unaffected you are now and how you were a mess back then! So smile a bit, for life is just about those smiles!