I don’t mean meditating. I mean spacing out. Meditation is about clearing the mind of thoughts. Spacing out is about inviting thoughts in. Instead of mindfulness, I’m talking about thoughtfulness. Not in the sense of being sensitive toward others (though that’s always good), but in actually being full of thoughts.
As someone distinctly enjoying the old-fashioned thought process (as one of the millennials), I absolutely back that time spent alone thinking is not only perfectly normal but nothing short of necessary, especially in our 20s(contrary to all the nonsense being said and written about “avoiding loneliness”)Thank you for addressing this again!