“The purpose of thinking is to let the ideas die instead of us dying.”
― Alfred North Whitehead
This is perfectly true only if you don’t account for people’s tendency to overdo it.
A lot of us – myself included – tend to overthink, transforming idea-slaughtering into some kind of odd hobby.
While eliminating stupid ideas is fine, and playing with thoughts can be a good mental exercise, it becomes counterproductive if it hinders you in bringing ideas to life. It can slow you down, it can even immobilize you.
It’s a mind-trap you can escape from, only if you are smart enough to understand that doing nothing is far worse than fruiting bad ideas.
Ideas need to be turned into actions!
Because only actions have the power to build a good life.