Are Americans Apathetic To & Bored By Their Own Brain? (I Love My Own Thoughts)

We Americans are brainwashed, continually choosing our culture’s hype instead of actively tuning in to the brain that we’ve each been blessed with.

We have within our brains the most amazing mental apps ready to release currents of creativity, inspiration, and joyous ideas.  Yet it appears to me that Americans are uninterested in their own thoughts, bored by their own brain.  (However, for some reason, I am just the opposite:  I enjoy the output of my brain; I love my own thinking.)

In gyms almost everybody on an exercise machine is plugged into music or a TV — no way for very many of their own thoughts to slip through that.  (Meanwhile I plug into my own brain and sweat to my own ponderings.)

Public walls (whether in restaurants, bars, doctors’ offices, or stores) are laden with flashing flat screens, sending sensual sights and sounds that drown our minds with drivel.   Smartphones (and their apps) dumb us down by distracting us from our own thinking.

Our think tanks are out of gas, while we, like nursing babies, (ignoring the milk of our magnificent mind) suck in the sugar-water formula of our culture’s craziness.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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3 Responses to Are Americans Apathetic To & Bored By Their Own Brain? (I Love My Own Thoughts)

  1. Terri says:

    Unfortunately, Christians are like that too They may tune out the “wordly” media, but then they just follow the hype an political correctness of the mainstream Christian media equally without any serious critical thinking. You are not any less brainwashed by pop culture just becauase that culture using the world God occasionally.

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