“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” – Benjamin Franklin
WARNING: do not read the following sentence.
Yes, this one!
Why did you read it when I asked you not to?
Don’t even think of reading the next line either.
Are you blind? You just did it again. What’s up with you?
Why is it so hard to follow simple instructions?
You’re a grown-up, aren’t you?
Kids are different. You go to the store and make them swear upon their teddy bear’s life not to touch anything. And what do they do? As soon as they get a chance, they start picking up stuff left and right. You tell them not to cross the road and before you know it, they run to the other side of the street. But that’s youthful spontaneity, isn’t it?
What about you? When you tell yourself not to do something, do you do it? Or rather: not do it?
Then why is it so hard not to hear that stupid tune that has totally taken over your brain?