Why is it impossible to stop thinking?

 

Why is it impossible to stop thinking?

Why is it impossible to stop thinking?

Constant thinking is what propelled us from being a favorite food on the savanna—and a species that nearly went extinct—to becoming the most accomplished life-form on this planet. Even in the modern world, our mind always churns to find hazards and opportunities in the data we derive from our surroundings, somewhat like a search engine server.

Our brain goes one step further, however, by also thinking proactively, a brain training task that takes even more mental processing. For these reasons, we benefit from having a brain that works around the clock, even if it means dealing with intrusive thoughts from time to time.