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    It's not turning off as much as tuning out.

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    So what does this prove? That NT men are actually women?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Costrin View Post
    Why would you even want to?
    why would you? isn't it a nuisance sometimes? it really is sometimes. haven't people ever told you that you think too much?

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    What abt this tho- after thinking about things from every angle possible, do NTs ever get an uncomfortable feeling that they are thinking nothing? Like thinking everything, but when thinking abt everything there are so many redundancies what's the use?

    Do NTs ever wish, even only briefly, they could think of nothing?

    Surely its possible, with meditation =pure focus on thinking nothing (yes, i know meditation has been mentioned already in this thread)

    Meditation is thought to be nirvana and such a higher form of existence.

    Who would have thought of meditation in the first place other than an NT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by therationaledge View Post
    Only when i think about death. But sure. A vast black void, but not black of color, black as absence of everything. With no thoughts or life.

    Its a great vacation spot lol jk
    how can you think about death when you've never experienced it? how can you think about an idea/perception and think of nothing at the same time?

    you're not thinking of nothing you're thinking of voids and nothingness.
    ... does that count?

    op, i dont know wtf your dad is talking about. it doens't sound very scientific. perhaps you should post some credible references.

    does he just mean focusing on a singular global thought?
    it might be all up to thought processes. not everyone is the same. some people think 10000 words a mintue others dont think in words at all. perhaps all he's doing is slowing down his brainwaves.
    actuallly, if he were to know he can "think of nothing" he must've been aware of it while it was happening meaning he was thinking something. "look at me im thinking nothing... oh wait, damnit."
    tell him becoming unconscious doesn't count.

    i dunno

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    I think when your father said 'nothing,' he meant it in the Shakespearean sense.
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    I'm a guy, and yet for some weird reason, my thoughts can be autonomous, even when I want them to SHUT UP! I'm not schizophrenic, I simply have random, albeit low-key thoughts that go through my head completely and utterly regardless of my own will. Honestly, they simply appear because I have the capacity to have them... And potentially lack of sleep, coffee, or some combination of the two.
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    sometimes i'll be riding a level of consciousness that im only partially aware of. if asked what i was thinking during one of these rides, id say 'i dont know' which is completely true cuz the thoughts were so far off my realm of active awareness that i had no in-linking to what they were. i knew they existed cuz id get somewhat tired after there thinking-but-not-really sessions and would want to go for a walk or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by briochick View Post
    I have heard this interesting theory that men, all men, are capable of thinking of nothing. My father describes it as something like a giant black space in which a ping pong ball slowly bounces back and forth for a time.

    This is difficult for me to comprehend as I'm always thinking about something. Always. Even when, and often more so when I'm asleep. It helps that I usually remember what I was thinking while I was asleep. lol, some have called me a freak of nature.

    Anyway, in all my thinking it occurred to me, 'hey, NTs seem to think an awful lot, I wonder if NT guys can do this "not thinking" thing that they claim all men can do.'

    So, can you?
    Absolutely not. I don't remember my mind ever being blank.
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    I was reading Nothing: a Very Short Introduction by... some particle physicist at Oxford, and there he wrote something along these lines: "Thinking of the void is hard."

    You ask: can we think of nothing? I ask: what is nothing?

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