We are trained since childhood to be users, and by this I mean owners… not necessarily makers or thinkers. We are prepared by "choice architectures" designed to train us how to be, how to fit pieces together, and how to enact roles. Even "creativity" is an act designed for us, a role we play. To …
We don’t often really consider what we do before we do it. We simply do things. If we stop to consider the best next step, it may be absolutely nothing.
Thoughts are the trojan horse that smuggle in emotions. Emotions are temporary: they are real, but not really you. They can capture you and own you. You can stare down the emotion and rob the thought of it’s emotive force just by being aware of the trick.