What Most Are Thinking
|If you think I am good
I thank you for your kindness,
But I do not think I am a good thinker,
Because I am not a quick one,
But very slow, if not,
Why has it taken me seventy years,
To come up with truths that should be obvious
To nearly everyone?
But I find it is not the rapidity with which you think,
But the subject you think about that matters.
Most think about what is not worth thinking about,
Over and over, like waves of selfish craving,
Repeating in a sea.
Their minds as an ocean are,
Made up of endless waves of mindless selfishness,
That soon fall back to nothingness.
Few ideas worth having can be seen,
To violate the emptiness on their horizons.
My view is since the mind will think,
As waves will rise,
Why not think on something worth thought about?
Besides sex and money and self-enhancement
And if the E that equals Mc squared will form an energy,
To make a bomb or rocket that will make hell,
For those sillier fools than us, but like us,
Who are for a brief span our present enemies.
So my suggestion is, learn how to think,
But more, what to think about,
Yes, there’s the thing,
Something that catches the eternal eye.
Dr. James MacLeod may be contacted through the Neill Macaulay Foundation.