I like thinking. Except when things at work keep me insanely busy to the point of exhausting every mental pore – I love thinking. In the shower, under warm covers, driving along green tinged roads and even while waiting for certain meetings to end, I am constantly thinking. Intensity might vary – but the stream of thought is constant.
Children have an elegance to their thought process. Lot’s of people might mistake it for simplicity – but the truth is that they have the capacity to cut through a lot of fuzziness and arrive at startlingly refreshing questions. I miss being able to think that way at all times – but when I can, I try to hold on to those thoughts before they disappear.
Alan Alda was my commencement speaker at Caltech. I hosted him (along with my dear friend Lavi) at my banquet table the night before, and he was absolutely charming, endearing and smart. I love the title of his book “Things I overheard while talking to myself”. This here is the start of a category of thoughts of the type that I mentioned above, under a title thus inspired: Things I overheard while thinking to myself..