I'd like to thank the WSJ writer, Robert Lee Holtz for adding a great piece of research to my life.
(I know I have written about my subscription to the DANA press periodical, "Brain in the News." What, you still don't have a free subscription? Well...ok, then!)
This article put ideas and a bit of science behind what we all know intuitively. There is often more going on than what is going on. It just makes sense to ne that people think about things OTHER than what they are doing!
Want a challenge? Not a riddle, not a test...a challenge. Sit down in a comfortable chair, with pen and paper in front of you. Set a timer for 3 minutes.
Sit there, and do nothing. No phone calls, no email, no reading, no answering the phone...no-thing.
Then, at the end of the three minutes, write down as many things as possible that you remember thinking about during those three minutes. Be VERY honest with yourself, make as long a list as possible. NOT just what you have to DO, not just the PROBLEMS to SOLVE...every single thought!
If you want a good read, check out the June 19, 2009 article in thw Wall Street Journal by Holtz titled, "A Wandering Mind Heads Straight Toward Insight." (Page A-11)